STAR TREK Producer Alex Kurtzman Reveals the Event That "Radically Alters" Picard's Life in New Series
For those of you who are interested in learning new information regarding the new Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek series, producer Alex Kurtzman has some interesting new insight.
While talking with THR, he reveals the event that “radically alters” Picard’s life and state of mind, saying:
Picard’s life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire.
This also confirms that the series will be set after the events of the 2009 Star Trek film in the Prime Timeline. That film revealed that the the Romulan homeworld of Romulus had been destroyed by a supernova and that apparently led to the fall of the Romulan Star Empire.
There was a prequel comic to the 2009 movie that confirmed Picard was ambassador to Vulcan at the time and had been working on trying to unify the Vulcan and Romulan peoples alongside Spock. Picard has a long history with the Romulans in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and they were also a part of the last film we saw Picard in, Star Trek: Nemesis.
When previously talking about the series, Patrick Stewart teased what we might expect to see from it:
“He may not be a captain anymore. He may not be the Jean-Luc that you recognize and know so well. It may be a very different individual. Someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed...We have no scripts as yet, we’re just talking, talking, talking storylines. It will be, I promise you, I guarantee it, something very, very different, but it will come to you with the same passion and determination and love of the material and love of our followers and our fans exactly as we had it before.”
The new Picard series is set to air at the end of 2019 on CBS All Access, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it turns out! This is the most exciting Star Trek project in development for me right now.