Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard STAR TREK Series Will Premiere in 2019
Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek series has gotten fans incredibly excited. This is a project that I never thought we’d see happen, but it’s currently in development, and according to CBS Corporation’s newly-appointed chief creative officer David Nevins, the untitled series will premiere at the end of 2019 on CBS All Access.
“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.”
Star Trek: Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will oversee development on the new show, which will continue the journey of Picard.
When previously talking about the series, Stewart teased what we might expect to see from it:
“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.”
I’m excited to see what this series will offer, but Stewart has been pushing the writing team to do something new and different with the character. So, that give us something to look forward too.
Even though none of the other cast members from The Next Generation have been asked to return, hopefully some of them will when the creative team figures out what story this series is going to tell.
What are you hoping to see from this upcoming Picard series?
Source: The Wrap