Patrick Stewart is just about ready to climb into the captain’s chair, or wherever he is going to go in the new Picard-centric Star Trek series. Everything is still a mystery about the new show, but we do know that it just began filming in California.
Writer/producer Michael Chabon posted a photo on his Instagram earlier today from the set, captioned “First day! #untitledpicardproject
The first two episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, and the series stars Patrick Stewart, and several others with unknown roles including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd.
Jonathan Frakes will also lend his talents to direct at least one episode, but no word on if he will reprise his role as Riker.
The show will take place roughly 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”.
I expect leaks from this series to be very scant, so we have a long time to wait before we start hearing details about the show.
The Picard series will air exclusively on CBS All Access. The show does not have an official release date, but is expected to come out sometime this fall.