Hold on to your captain’s armchairs, friends. It sounds like we might once again see Patrick Stewart exploring new frontiers. Multiple outlets, including Variety and Deadline, are reporting that Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a forthcoming Star Trek series.
Stewart reportedly made the announcement at a Star Trek convention in Los Vegas today. Alex Kurtzman, showrunner on Discovery, will be helming this operation to with help from famous author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay). The show will debut on CBS Access but details about the plot and timeframe are being kept under wraps, except that it is not a reboot.
Variety says that Stewart said the following at the announcement:
During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how ‘The Next Generation’ brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.
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New Star Trek Series With Patrick Stewart Returning As Picard In Development