Michael Chabon, often acclaimed as one of the greatest living American novelists, has joined the writing team for the new Star Trek TV series focusing on Captain Picard.
Chabon joins a writing team consisting of Akiva Goldsman, Kirsten Beyer, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson and James Duff. Chabon has already broken his Star Trek teeth by penning one of the Short Treks, a series of self-contained mini-episodes that will be released before the second season of Star Trek: Discovery debuts in the New Year.
Chabon's novels include Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue and Moonglow. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, the Hugo and the Nebula Award. He has also worked in Hollywood, penning a - so-far - unfilmed script for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and doing script doctoring work on films such as John Carter.
The new Star Trek series will catch up with Jean-Luc Picard some 20+ years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. At this time, none of the other Star Trek: The Next Generation actors have been asked to return.