Fantasist & Futurist
- Nov 23, 2002
CBS all access has signed up Patrick Stewart to star in a new Star Trek series, which follows the life of Jean-Luc Picard 20 years after Star Trek: The Next Generation:
Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman will be an executive producer on the new series, and stated, “With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold. For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honor generations both new and old.”
There isn't much detail being provided at the moment - no series title, or news of other cast members, other than it being made clear this will not be ST:TNG 2.
However, Patrick Stewart has posted a statement on Twitter welcoming his return to playing Captain Picard: