It looks like Trekkies are in for a treat today. Not only do we have the official title of Patrick Stewart’s upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access, but we also have our very first look at the Star Trek legend’s return to the seminal science fiction franchise.
According to a new report by Trek Core, CBS just announced the title of Stewart’s new show today, naming the series Star Trek: Picard. The studio also dropped the show’s first official logo as well as its first-look image of Stewart's return to the franchise. In the image, we get to see the actor in a simple non-Starfleet uniform.
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The image might seem a bit bland, however, Star Trek: Picard is set to explore Picard’s life twenty years after Star Trek: The Next Generation ended. That takes us approximately to 2399, putting the show further in the future than any other previous Star Trek film or series.
"Patrick was very clear to us in the beginning. He did not want to repeat what he had already done. And by the way, it's been 20-plus years, so he couldn't possibly be that same person anymore," series showrunner Alex Kurtzman teased. "And so the question becomes: What has happened to him in that period of time? Have there been occurrences that force him to reckon with choices that he's made in his life? How do you hold on to being the person everybody loved when the circumstances around you may have changed so radically? Those are the big questions that we're asking."
Right now, details regarding Picard remains a mystery though we do know that Jonathan Frake, the actor who played Captain William Riker in The Next Generation, will be boarding the project as an episode director.
Star Trek: Picard has yet to receive a release date but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.