Star Trek: Picard is set to bring the Star Trek: The Next Generation captain into the new era of Star Trek television. That era, so far, has been defined by Star Trek: Discovery, the first new Star Trek series to debut in over a decade. When Picard arrives next year, CBS All Access executive vice president of original content Julie McNamara says it will be the best of both worlds when it comes to Star Trek new and old.
“I would say that it is in production, sort of size and scope, probably more similar to Discovery,” McNamara said, speaking to press at the TCA press tour (via SlashFilm). “In terms of the characters and the nature of the storytelling, probably more like Next Generation. But of course, we’re a number of years later now so there are some shifts in the storytelling style but I think it’s a really nice hybrid of the two.”
In the past, Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman has stressed that Picard will have its own unique feel to it, different from Discovery and different from The Next Generation. “Everybody in that room loves Jean-Luc Picard very deeply, and obviously, the benefit that we have is that Jean-Luc Picard is in the room with us,” Kurtzman said in February. “And so, as we're breaking
“It's interesting, Patrick [Stewart] didn't want to put handcuffs on us in any way by saying, ‘I don't want to do this, and I don't want to do that. He said, ‘I want you to have the freedom to explore this character from a new perspective, and I will always know in my gut if it feels like something he would or wouldn't do.’ And that's the conversation that we have as we're building it
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