The STAR TREK Picard Series Will Be a Psychological Character Study about His Later Years
Star Trek fans are excited to see what became of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Patrick Stewart’s upcoming untitled series.
What we know so far is that the show will be a continuation of Picard’s story set 19-20 years after the events of the The Next Generation finale. According to reports, that ten episode story “will be playing into Picard’s interest in archaeology, and his main mission will revolve around some sort of artifact that’s been discovered.” It’s also been said that Picard will be affected by their destruction due to his close involvement with building a bond between the Romulan Empire and the Federation. Stewart also said that it would “explore new dimensions within [the character].”
We’ve already known that this series isn’t really going to continue the space traveling adventures of Picard as a Captain, but these recent comments from producer Alex Kurtzman to the L.A. Times drives that home as he teases a more cerebral approach the character in the series:
“The mandate was to make it a more psychological show, a character study about this man in his emeritus years. There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver...It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing with in all these different shows.”
Kurtzman went on to tease:
“What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings? Hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of [Trek creator Gene] Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.”
I actually really like the direction that they are taking this series and the fact that they are really going to do a deep dive into the heart and soul of Picard and the kind of man that he has become and his journey back to finding the light in his life.
As of right now the series also stars Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, and Evan Evagora.
What are your thoughts on the direction that Kurtzman and his team are taking the series?