At PaleyFest this weekend, Alex Kurtzman spoke a little about the new Picard show, set to arrive later this year.
“Here’s what I will tell you,” said Kurtzman. “I had an amazing experience yesterday. I sat at Patrick [Stewart]’s kitchen table and I heard him read the first episode and I almost cried. It was quite something. He’s at an amazing place in his life. He’s so excited. It’s going to be a very different show from Discovery. The only way this universe, I think, works correctly is if each show is really different and speaks to a different part of Star Trek.”
Kurtzman explained that the Picard show is going to be “a very thoughtful, psychological portrait in a lot of ways.” We all know what Picard means to the world and why he, like so many legendary characters on Star Trek, has endured and what he’s represented.
“He in some ways has to go through a gauntlet to find that again. Things have changed for him and changed him in some ways, and yet he is so deeply and fundamentally still Picard. We’re thrilled at what we’re going to deliver. I know Patrick is really excited. The cast is coming together beautifully. And I will give you nothing else.”