There’s a lot of Star Trek new coming out of the big Star Trek Universe panel today, so we are just going to break it up by show to make it easier to digest. Starting off, we’ve got our most anticipated new Star Trek project, Picard. As a bit of crossover news, one of the big things we learned today is that an episode of Star Trek: Shorts will be devoted to showing us what happened in the fifteen years of Jean Luc Picard’s life up until the events of the new series.
Next up, we’ve got the reveal that several familiar faces will be joining us, and not all of them from Star Trek: The Next Generation. We now know that Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, Jonathan Frakes and Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan will be appearing in Picard.
We also now have a sense of what the main conflict will be in the series. It will all revolve around a young woman, played by Isa Briones, who appears to have some connection to The Borg. All in all, it’s shaping up to be a very promising looking series.
STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as “Jean-Luc Picard,” which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, STAR TREK: PICARD will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.
STAR TREK: PICARD will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.