Earlier this Fall, Sir Patrick Stewart took the stage at the annual Star Trek Convention to reveal his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Weeks later, the iconic actor shared a picture alongside several writers as the group assembled to take part in an initial writers' room for the yet-untitled Picard show.

Chabon recently spoke with deadline about the opportunity to write alongside a person looking for Stewart, calling the situation "fantastic."

"That project is ongoing and the photo is getting started with Patrick," Chabon said. "He was in the room for two weeks, it was fantastic writers room that we had going it is now with a bunch of writers in there. I'm up in Berkeley and they're down in L.A. "

The novelist-turned-screenwriter went on to explain the exact role Stewart had in the writing process. According to Chabon, Stewart showed up for a few weeks to brainstorm with the writers to get ideas flowing.

"That time with Patrick as a resource and as a very willing and literate resource, I think its going to make the show

"It's incredibly sweet and funny and surprisingly humble and modest." He's a wonderful collaborator and I can not say enough about the amazing and unexpected benefit of the process. "

Suffice to say, Chabon had a blast working with Stewart. Chabon called Stewart a "sweetheart," and complimented the actor's ability to contribute to the writer's room.

"He's a sweetheart, so he's really, really smart," Chabon said. "I've had the experience of the years of age."

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