As writing continues on CBS All Access' planned Star Trek starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, the actor expressed hopes viewers will binge-watch the first season.
In an interview, Stewart observed that the upcoming series is being written as one, ten-hour story as opposed to the episodic, standalone narrative of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
"We’re hoping for more than one season, and with this first [season], and this is one of the things that’s so interesting about the writers’ room, they are writing a 10-hour movie. In The Next Generation, it was a story, a different story, a different story, all with the same characters as many series are," explained Stewart in an interview with Yahoo. "This time it is one story, from beginning to end. I hope that will lead people to...binge-watching, that it might lead to something like that because the idea of it being an unfolding narrative is really terrific."
This follows up on previously released comments from Stewart that the first season was being written as "a ten-hour movie". The writers' room is being overseen by executive producer and Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman with creative input from Stewart.
The Picard Star Trek series on CBS All Access is expected to premiere by the end of the year.