Star Trek: Picard Nabs Michael Chabon As Showrunner

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The highly anticipated Star Trek: Picard series has just confirmed its showrunner. Michael Chabon, who has been part of the writing team for the CBS All Access show, will serve as the official showrunner for Patrick Stewart's new series.

The news comes from Variety, which announced the Wonder Boys author's new job on Picard. Chabon has previously written the script for the Star Trek: Short Trek episode Calypso and is certainly a great choice as showrunner.

Chabon is clearly excited about his new role on Star Trek: Picard.

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"Star Trek has been an important part of my way of thinking about the world, the future, human nature, storytelling and myself since I was ten years old," he said. "I come to work every day in a state of joy and awe at having been entrusted with the character and the world of Jean-Luc Picard, with this vibrant strand of the rich, intricate and complex tapestry that is Trek."

The author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay was previously confirmed as being part of the writer's team for Star Trek: Picard. Chabon also co-wrote the pilot episode with executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

The premise of Star Trek: Picard has not yet been revealed but fans are already expecting the show to follow the later years of the captain's life. Hopefully, an official trailer and synopsis will be revealed soon.

Star Trek: Picard is expected to premiere on CBS All Access by late 2019.

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