Monday, 24 September 2018

Michael Chabon to write new Captain Picard TV series

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.

1 comment:

The Writer said...

With Akiva Goldsman involved, the likelihood of this being terrible shot up enormously. The man is perhaps the worst writer in the business. Batman & Robin, I, Robot, Lost in Space, I Am Legend, Winter's Tale, Insurgent, The 5th Wave, Rings, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Dark Tower... this is the kind of resume that makes the mind boggle as to how he continues to get work. As a producer, you can add in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Paranormal Activity 2-4, Jonah Hex, Hancock, and Constantine. The man is addicted to creating adaptations but allergic to any sort of fidelity to the source material (or half-decent plot work, or believable dialogue...).