The Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard series is currently in development on CBS All Access with Alex Kurtzman working on the show. But how many episodes will be in the new series and will there be more than one season of the show?
The Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek series has yet to get a firm air date but there’s already been speculation about the new show. Sir Patrick Stewart confirmed last year he would be coming back to his role as the famous Star Trek captain leading to adulation from fans across the globe. The project is as-yet-untitled but there is much anticipation surrounding the show with some fresh details emerging about the upcoming addition to the long-running sci-fi franchise.
How many episodes will be in the Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard series?
The short answer is that we just don’t know at this stage, however, according to a report from Variety the Picard drama will be a limited series.
Producer and head honcho for all things Star Trek at CBS All Access, Kurtzman went on to tease: “The writers’ room has spent a lot of time giving really deep thought to how do we meet fans’ expectations and how do we defy them entirely.”
Kurtzman admitted that he has a tall order in front of him, adding: “That’s a really tough thing to do.”
On where audiences will find the character at the start of the new series, he told The Hollywood Reporter: "Picard's life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire.”
The publication goes on to detail that the Picard series will be the first one to take place in the aftermath of the collapse of the empire.
For Picard, the end of Romulus will be even more significant given his complex and chequered relationship with the alien race.
The Romulans are the biological cousins of the Vulcans but split from them thousands of years ago. They descended from those who shunned reforms brought in around the Time of Awakening.
HOW WILL PICARD RETURN?
Throughout his career, Picard sought to build a lasting peace between the Romulans and the Federation, which played out on screen all the way until Star Trek: Nemesis (2003).
Recalling his meetings with Stewart as they planned the new series, Kurtzman said: "He threw down an amazing gauntlet and said, 'If we do this, I want it to be so different, I want it to be both what people remember but also not what they're expecting at all, otherwise why do it?'"
Kurtzman confessed that there was both “amazement and delight” after Sir Patrick agreed to consider the series.
He worked with Star Trek: Discovery producer Akiva Goldsman, writer Kirsten Beyer and novelist Michael Chabon to produce a proposal for the Picard series for Stewart to consider back in March 2018.
Then in August last year, the news broke that Stewart would be making a return to the role.