Alex Kurtzman, who oversees the CBS Trek franchise, voiced his support for Chabon:
Daring, lyrical, humane, whimsical, celebrated: words that describe both Jean-Luc Picard and the literary genius of Michael Chabon, 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.
Chabon the TV/Movie writer
While this is Chabon’s first time showrunning and he’s primarily known for his literary works, he’s not a total stranger to Hollywood. Most notable to Trek fans is that he wrote the Short Treks episode “Calypso.” He also wrote a version of Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 2, and the screenplay for Disney’s John Carter. He’s also co-creator and producer on the upcoming Netflix series Unbelievable, which was created by his wife Ayelet Waldman.
Star Trek: Picard is expected to be released in late 2019. It will be available on CBS All Access in the USA. Space and CraveTV in Canada, and on Amazon Prime Video for the rest of the world.
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