The Wrap reports that Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek series will be premiering at the end of next year. CBS Corporation’s chief creative officer David Nevins broke the news:
“In 2019, it’s not one ‘Star Trek,’ it’s two ‘Star Treks.’ ‘Discovery’ at the beginning of the year, and Picard will start at the end of the year.”
CBS All Access will air the upcoming series, just as it airs Star Trek: Discovery. Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will additionally oversee development on the continued adventures of Picard.
When the series was first announced, Stewart teased a Picard different than fans remembered:
“He may not be a captain anymore. He may not be the Jean-Luc that you recognize and know so well. It may be a very different individual. Someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed…We have no scripts as yet, we’re just talking, talking, talking storylines. It will be, I promise you, I guarantee it, something very, very different, but it will come to you with the same passion and determination and love of the material and love of our followers and our fans exactly as we had it before.”
Are you excited for the next chapter in Picard’s life post-The Next Generation?