Fans waiting for Star Trek: Picard to arrive will have something to keep them busy before the show airs.
“CBS Consumer Products, in association with Simon & Shuster’s Gallery Books and IDW, today announced a pair of prequels created to shed light on the events leading into the new CBS series Star Trek: Picard.
“Starting in November, IDW will release Star Trek: Picard – Countdown, a deluxe three-issue miniseries written by Mike Johnson and series Supervising Producer Kirsten Beyer. This countdown event centers around a mission that would go on to change the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard – widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction.
“Following that series concluding, Simon & Schuster Gallery Books will release The Last Best Hope in February 2020. Written by Una McCormack, the novel will also lead directly into the show and continue to introduce fans to brand new characters featured in the series. McCormack is the author of eight previous Star Trek novels including The Lotus Flower (part of The Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Hollow Men, Enigma Tales, The Way to the Stars, and the New York Times bestseller The Fall: The Crimson Shadow.
“‘From the moment we announced this series we’ve seen a groundswell of support from our fan base who are thrilled to have Jean-Luc Picard back on their screens,’ said Veronica Hart, EVP Global Franchise Management. ‘Having this brand new original backstory play out through both comic book and novel formats will set the stage for the new series in an exciting way while also showcasing the work of our talented partners at Simon & Schuster and IDW.'”
Source: Press Release