I could go for a series about Young Picard as Captain of the Stargazer, in the Abramsverse. Maybe start him out as a junior officer, and each season is about how he progresses closer to the Big Chair, similar to how the Horatio Hornblower miniseries was.
Yeh but Picard in the Prime Universe is no Horatio Hornblower. He's the consumate diplomat and ruthless defender of the Prime Directive.
To be Hornblower or have a similar rise to captain I think he would need to be affected by the Prime Universe - a slightly different captain to the man we all know and love IMO.
If that were the case somehow seeing a young badass Picard withh Jack and Beverley Crusher (before kid) appeals to me.