We have waited a long time to see Patrick Stewart back the helm and the new series has finally began production. The title of the new series was revealed earlier today and it’s called Star Trek: Picard! This is pretty much what we expected it to be called and for one, I can’t be happier!
As was mentioned in the above tweet, Star Trek: Picard will stream on CBS all Access in the US and on Crave, Space for us northerners up here in Canada and on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories!
Franchise producer Alex Kurtzman also teased that the series will be a more psychological show. “The mandate was to make it a more psychological show, a character study about this man in his emeritus years. There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver… It’ll be very different than ‘Discovery.’ It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing with in all these different shows,” Kurtzman said. “What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings? Hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of [‘Trek’ creator Gene] Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.”
In addition to Patrick Stewart, the series also stars Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies), Michelle Hurd (Daredevil), and Evan Evagora (FANTASY ISLAND).
Star Trek: Picard will debut on CBS All Access late 2019.