Michael Chabon Named Showrunner Of New Star Trek Picard Series
Michael Chabon, who joined the writing team of the recently announced CBS All Access series "Picard" last fall has just been announced as the show-runner of the new series. “I’m really so delighted, and I can’t believe I get a chance to be part of this,” The Pulitzer Prize-winning author said of joining the writing team as an executive producer last fall.
Chabon, who had been part of the core creative team on the series, is working closely on the day-to-day production with fellow executive producers, veteran Star Trek writer/producer Akiva Goldsman, and Alex Kurtzman, who continues to oversee the expansion of the growing Star Trek universe for CBS TV Studios.
“Daring, lyrical, humane, whimsical, celebrated: words that describe both Jean-Luc Picard and the writing genius of Michael Chabon,” said Alex Kurtzman. “Despite a laundry list of accomplishments most writers only dream of, Michael shines with the heart and soul of a Trekkie who’s finally found his dream job. We’re so fortunate to have him at the helm as we explore this next chapter in the great captain’s life.”
Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart reprising his famous role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: Next Generation. Star Trek: Picard will follow Picard in the next chapter of his life.
Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novels The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Moonglow, Wonder Boys and The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, among others. His screenplays and teleplays include John Carter, Spiderman 2, Unbelievable– which he wrote with his writing partner and wife, Ayelet Waldman – as well as the Star Trek: Short Treks episode “Calypso.” In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Chabon has won the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, Sidewise and Ignotus awards (Spain’s Hugo Award) and many others.
Star Trek: Picard will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the US and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.
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