Via Digital Spy, here's some most welcome news. The new Picard show is apparently set to blow our socks off. While you could be forgiven for expecting a contemplative, adult in tone series mulling over the end of mortality and the weight of age, it appears that this 10 episode show is going all out to not only bring us something new in the realms of the Star Trek world, but present it in a different fashion to other TV shows. 

Speaking with TrekMovie.com, director Jonathan Frakes explained all.

"They are doing it in blocks. There are going to be ten episodes, with five blocks."

"[Hanelle Culpepper who is directing episodes 1 and 2] is about to start shooting, and then I start prepping after she starts shooting for a couple of days. I am so looking forward to it, I can't tell you."

"It is a ten-episode movie, as Patrick put it one time. It is a very ambitious approach to television, in the first season.

"I think the fans are going to be thrilled and excited and surprised. I have had the privilege of reading the first couple of episodes and I have spent some time with Patrick who is so engaged.

"It's wonderful. It's smart. I'm excited about it. He is obviously more excited."

The show has also added three new cast members in the form of Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Isa Briones who join Sir Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, and Evan Evagora in the series.

Source: https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a27161353/star-trek-picard-spin-off-ambitious-10-episode-movie/

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