Hanelle Culpepper to Direct Star Trek Picard Pilot

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard - Star Trek

Where No Woman Has Gone Before

With the new Star Trek Picard series in the works, CBS All Access has found their Captain for the pilot in Hanelle Culpepper. Now if you don’t know that name you should, because she has been working as a director on some of your favorite shows, like The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, The Originals, Lucifer, How to Get Away with Murder, oh, and did I forget to mention Star Trek: Discovery? That’s the one that really shows how prepared Culpepper is to go on this journey. 

One Small Step

Hanelle M. Culpepper to direct new Star Trek Picard series pilot
Hanelle M. Culpepper
Photo by Mitch Haaseth/ABC – © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

So why is this newsworthy? Because she’s the first woman ever to direct a Star Trek pilot. Even more, she’s in charge of bringing back one of Trek’s most beloved captains, Jean-Luc Picard, our favorite French, British accent-speaking, bald hero. Culpepper’s experience in the Star Trek universe should give every fan comfort and shows that CBS believes in the talent they’ve been bringing in to work on Star Trek: Discovery.

With the success of film series and the streaming series, there’s a floodgate of potential Star Trek series that could come out, and who wouldn’t be excited for that?

A Closer Look at the Star Trek Picard Series

There’s still not much to go on about the show, but from CBS News it’s known that Patrick Stewart is returning to reprise his role and act as an executive producer on the show. The series is to take place after Star Trek: The Next Generation. No release date as of yet, but I bet there will be some more news coming out soon during Comic-Con. 

Sound Off

So are you excited for the new Star Trek Picard series? What do you hope Culpepper brings to the show? What other Star Trek series or movies do you hope to see? Let me know down in the comments below! Oh and don’t forget to live long and prosper.

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Shane Miosi

Shane Miosi is a nerd through and through based out of good ole' Dallas, Texas. If he's not writing he's making videos and podcast just for the fun of it.

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