A new Star Trek series based on the beloved character Jean-Luc Picard is coming to CBS All Access this coming January. The series, titled Star Trek: Picard, also unveiled a brand new trailer at New York Comic Con this weekend.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) October 5, 2019
The new Star Trek series will take place twenty years after the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which ran for seven seasons from 1987 to 1994. The plot of Star Trek: Picard will follow Jean-Luc Picard into his retirement from Starfleet, only to be drawn back into service, captaining a whole new crew.
Patrick Stewart, who previously played the role of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be reprising his role in this new series. Other cast members from The Next Generation will also be returning to their past roles in the new series, including Jonathan Frakes as Commanders William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Also joining the cast will be Isa Briones, Alison Pill, and Santiago Cabrera. Among the writers credited for the upcoming episodes is Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the original Star Trek series from the 1960s as well as The Next Generation.
Following the announcement, many fans of The Next Generation expressed their enthusiasm for the new series.
— Rashid Uzzaman 🖖 🔜 DST (@rashiduzzaman82) October 5, 2019
“I’m so happy and excited… Fantastic to see Picard and Riker reunited.” – @rashiduzzaman82
I grew up with Picard and it will be quite something to see him again. Can’t quite get my head around it.
— Scifi Kaspa 🔜DST Birmingham (@KaspaScifi) October 5, 2019
“I grew up with Picard and it will be quite something to see him again. Can’t quite get my head around it.” – @KaspaScifi
Stop making me cry, Picard trailers! https://t.co/DeHhfHR0ay
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) October 5, 2019
“Stop making me cry, Picard trailers!” – @TheEricGoldman
Star Trek: Picard will premiere on CBS All Access in the US and Canada on January 23 of 2020. Or, if you’re outside the US or Canada, you can stream the series a day later on Amazon Prime. The new trailer for Star Trek: Picard can be found below.