Filming is set to get underway on CBS All Access’ Jean-Luc Picard TV series next month, and so lots of exciting news is starting to come in about what we can expect from the new Star Trek project.
Taking place in the year 2389, after the destruction of Romulus – witnessed by Spock in the Prime Timeline during J.J. Abrams first reboot film – Patrick Stewart will once again boldly go where no one has gone before as the former Enterprise captain in a new phase of his life, and if these new character breakdowns from That Hashtag Show are anything to go by, we’ll see Picard back in the archaeology game, with a few new companions along for the ride.
Have a read of these additional character details, and set intrigue levels to stun:
Starton: a male of any ethnicity in his early 30s. He specializes in positronic brains and is terrified of space. He’s charming in a self-deprecating way and is excited about the research opportunities on Picard’s mission. It goes on to say that his demeanor will evolve over the series, but it does not say in what way.
Connie: a female who is also in her early 30s. She’s African-American and has a quick temper, but is also quick to forgive. In addition to dealing with the loss of her husband, she is also avoiding a death sentence on her home planet. She’s a mercenary pilot who uses her ship to transport people to and from an artifact of some kind, though the ship is massively overqualified for that job.
Lawrence: a handsome man in his 30’s of any ethnicity. . . who has a dodgy moral compass. He’s the pilot of the ship Picard takes on his mission. Being a capable (and enthusiastic) thief, his loyalties are questionable.
Dr. Smith: a male in his 30s or 40s of any ethnicity. From the description, it sounds like he’s an upgraded or wholly new version of the EMH. He’s described as a hologram who helps the crew through emergencies encompassing engineering, tactical, science investigation, and medical issues. He was programmed to learn but not become too self-aware. He’s calm, efficient, and empathic, but he sometimes has difficulties sorting out others emotional reactions to get at the facts.
K’Bar: the youngest of the leads. He’s a 17-year-old Romulan and the only child of what’s a mainly female Spiritual Order. A martial artist and considered a lethal weapon, he’s prone to mood swings and is committed to living in the moment with as much transparency as possible. He takes his devotion to Picard and his mission EXTREMELY seriously. . . obviously, they’re looking to find someone with Martial Arts experience, but also note that fencing is a plus as well.
Indira: a female in her early 20s of any Ethnicity. She’s extremely smart and physically agile . . . but maybe not so mature and a bit socially challenged because she tries too hard. Her intelligence often gets in the way of her manners. She’s cut off from home and her difficult mission puts a strain on her maturity. She’s still “finding her way in the wider world.”
Alana: a female in her mid-40s to mid-50s and is of any ethnicity. She’s a brilliant analyst and has a great memory despite abusing drugs and alcohol. Often times she gets irritated with her own vulnerability and is certain of herself, even when she’s wrong. A former intelligence officer, she sees conspiracies everywhere. Her professional and personal losses weigh heavily on her.
The casting process has now started behind the scenes, but the pilot’s director, Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek: Discovery) has confirmed that a title for the show has not yet been decided, and so it’s currently still just being referred to as “Picard” by most…
More news on the series as it arrives. The first 10-episode season of the still-currently-untitled Picard series has been pencilled in for a late 2019 premiere date on the streaming service.