Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on a new Star Trek show.
The new show will be a spin-off of the CBS All-Access show “Star Trek: Discovery” and it will also air on CBS’ streaming service. The show has not been titles just yet, but we know that the show will be about “the next chapter in Picard’s life”. No premiere date has been announced.
Stewart has not played the role of Picard in 16 years. “The Next Generation ran for seven seasons from ’87 – ’94. Stewart also did four “Star Trek” movies; “Generations”, “First Contact”, “Insurrection”, and “Nemeisis”.
Stewart released this statement: “It’s an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions with him.”