AceShowbiz - Fans are excited when it was revealed that CBS is developing a new "Star Trek" series centering on Patrick Stewart's iconic characterr Jean-Luc Picard. Now, executive producer Alex Kurtzman has revealed some new details of the planned series, teasing that the spin-off will be "different."
"It's an extremely different rhythm than 'Discovery'," says Kurtzman to Entertainment Weekly. While dubbing "Star Trek: Discovery" a "bullet," Kurtzman says that the new planned series is "a very contemplative show."
"It will find a balance between the speed of Discovery and the nature of what Next Gen was, but I believe it will have its own rhythm," he adds.
"Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with 'Next Gen' is really exciting," he continues explaining. " 'More grounded' is not the right way to put it, because season 2 of 'Discovery' is also grounded. It will feel more… real-world? If that’s the right way to put it."
Kurtzman then shares that the Picard series is like "real-world, contemplative, grounded," show.
So far, it's only Stewart who has been cast for the new series. "The writers' room has broken about eight episodes and we're moving quickly, and I couldn't be more excited about it," he shares.
Previously, it was revealed that the "Logan" actor was very much involved in the project. Writer Michael Chabon detailed that "we brought in Sir Patrick himself" in the writing process. "He has the kind of master grasp of the character. He has been really influential in both helping us understand the character, and also pushing us and challenging us," Chabon continued revealing.
"He's really pushing us to try to do something new and different with the character," he continues saying. He also adds that's why the "X-Men" star agrees to reprise the role again. "And that's why he wants to play it, so that he can play something that honors the character, that's true to the character."