Star Trek: Picard finds showrunner in Michael Chabon

It looks like the Star Trek: Picard series have found its showrunner in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

Chabon will be working closely with Academy Award winner and veteran Star Trek writer and producer Akiva Goldsman, and executive producer Alex Kurtzman on the new expanded universe.

Best known for his work on several bestselling novels The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayWonder Boys, and The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Chabon has also worked in Hollywood on screenplays and teleplays including John Carter, Spider-Man 2, and Stark Trek: Short Trek episodes ‘Calypso’ and ‘Q&A’.

“Daring, lyrical, humane, whimsical, celebrated: words that describe both Jean-Luc Picard and the literary genius of Michael Chabon,” said Alex Kurtzman in a press statement. “Despite a laundry list of accomplishments most writers only dream of, Michael shines with the heart and soul of a Trekkie who’s finally found his dream job. We’re so fortunate to have him at the helm as we explore this next chapter in the great captain’s life.”

Star Trek has been an important part of my way of thinking about the world, the future, human nature, storytelling and myself since I was ten years old,” said Michael Chabon. “I come to work every day in a state of joy and awe at having been entrusted with the character and the world of Jean-Luc Picard, with this vibrant strand of the rich, intricate and complex tapestry that is ‘Trek.’”

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