Hanelle Culpepper, who directed Discovery‘s Vaulting Ambition and will direct episode ten of the third season of the show, has been chosen to be the first female director to launch a brand-new Star Trek series with the announcement that she will direct on the new Picard series.
“Hanelle is a gifted and dynamic filmmaker whose directorial choices are always deeply rooted in character,” said executive producer and franchise captain Alex Kurtzman. “I’ve been a huge fan of her work since she started with us on Discovery, and she’s the perfect person to reintroduce the beloved character of Picard to longtime fans and new viewers alike. We’re thrilled she’s joining our Trek family on this next adventure.”
Other shows directed by Culpepper include Castle, Criminal Minds, Gotham, How to Get Away With Murder, AMC‘s forthcoming NOS4A2, USA‘s Shooter, The Flash, and more.
Culpepper is the second director tapped for the series. Jonathan Frakes will also direct an episode on the series.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter