Star Trek boss Alex Kurtzman has opened-up about bringing Patrick Stewart back, revealing that the series will show the impact of the destruction of Romulus from 2009's Star Trek on Picard.
"Picard's life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire," the producer told The Hollywood Reporter.
This would no doubt have a big effect on Picard given his history with the Romulans and how he tries to bring peace between them and the Federation.
Speaking of Stewart's conditions for returning, Kurtzman recalled: "He threw down an amazing gauntlet and said, 'If we do this, I want it to be so different, I want it to be both what people remember but also not what they're expecting at all, otherwise why do it?'"
He admitted that the actor wanted them to provide a three-page document for their ideas, though they ended-up with a 34-page treatment.
"He walked into the room and he had a huge smile on his face and said, 'This is wonderful,'" Kurtzman continued. "What he understood at that point… was that he was with people who desperately wanted to collaborate with him, that we weren't trying to exploit him.
"He knew if he was going to go back to Picard, it needed to be for the greatest reason ever."
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