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Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Returning To Star Trek

CBS is about to Make It So.

Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard for the first time in over fifteen years for a brand new Star Trek series over at CBS All Access.

While plot details are being kept under wraps for now, the new show is said to tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life following the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The new show hails from Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, and Kirsten Beyer. Kurtzman, Duff, Goldsman, and Chabon will also serve as executive producers on the series along with Stewart, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry. CBS Television Studios will produce. A premiere date has not been set at this time.

"I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with ‘Star Trek’ had run its natural course," Stewart said at a presentation following the announcement at Star Trek: Las Vegas this weekend. "It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over."

"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," he continued. "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."

Sir Patrick Stewart portrayed Captain Picard throughout seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987 until 1994. He also appeared in four Star Trek films, which ended with Star Trek: Nemesis all the way back in 2002.

What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?

Are you ready to catch up with Captain Jean-Luc Picard?

Source: Variety

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