Patrick Stewart Comes Back To Star Trek
Patrick Stewart is ready to revive his role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. The new series will however not be reboot of The Next Generation. Instead it might be an exploration of the next chapter of Captain Picard’s life. The franchise series will run on CBS All Access. The news has been widely appreciated ever since Patrick Stewart announced his joining at this year’s Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.
The creative team for the new Star Trek series includes Alex Kurtzman. He was thrilled to have Stewart Patrick back on board and welcomed him back to the Star Trek fold. Alex Kurtzman added that for 20 years, fans have wanted Captain Jean-Luc Picard back and finally it is happening.
While making a surprise onstage appearance and confirming the news, Patrick Stewart claimed that he was proud to be a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation. When that movie ended, he was convinced that his time with Star Trek was over. But returning as Jean-Luc Picard to explore new dimensions is a delightful surprise that keeps him very excited. Since over the years, he has heard stories of how Next Generation inspired and comforted people, the actor is now ready to return for the same reasons. To create another experience that would bring light to many out there. Patrick Stewart shared that he was really looking forward to work with the creative time to bring forward a fresh, pertinent story for another time.
It is 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. Read my full statement in the photo. #StarTrek @cbsallaccess Photo: @shervinfoto pic.twitter.com/8Ynuj3RBNm
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4, 2018
No official details have been revealed about the name of the series. Or even the premiere date or details of how many episodes will there be. This new series would mark the third new Star Trek Effort on CBS. Other than that, there are 4 Star Trek: The Next Generation. The latest one came out in 2002. Ever since, Patrick Stewart has not played Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Fans are super thrilled to have this news come out. People just can’t wait to see Stewart back on the screens again.
CAPTAIN PICARD IS RETURNING!!!
I REPEAT!! PATRICK STEWART IS RETURNING AS CAPTAIN PICARD IN A NEW SERIES!!!!
THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!!
THIS IS REAL!!!!!! >w<
*fangirls really hard* #StarTrek #CaptainPicard #PatrickStewart pic.twitter.com/rAApbjyczM
— PippiLS 🌈 (@pippiminafowell) August 4, 2018
🎶Guess whose back…back again…Jean-Luc's back…tell a friend…🎶 pic.twitter.com/H0OHMIhSyd
— 𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙤𝘽𝙤𝙮 𝙅𝙤𝙣 🕹️👾🎮 (@RetroBoyJon) August 5, 2018
Everyone is desperately waiting for any more official information on the series to slip out!