The adventures of Jean Luc Picard will continue on Amazon Prime
The triumphant return of Patrick Stewart as Jean Luc Picard has been a source of great excitement for Star Trek fans everywhere. As the credits rolled on Star Trek: Nemesis, one could have been forgiven for thinking we’d seen the last of the illustrious captain of the USS Enterprise. But, with CBS exploring every avenue to market the franchise for the biggest audience possible, the prospect of an unexpected return to the Captain’s chair became a very real possibility.
The rest, as they say, was history and Jean Luc Picard is destined to make a triumphant return in his very own standalone series which will debut on CBS All Access in the United States and Space and Crave in Canada. The rest of the world will find the new adventures of the former Captain of the Enterprise exclusive to Amazon Prime Video.
The title of this new series has been the subject of rumour for some time, but during CBS’ recent Upfront presentation where the media outlet showed off its new slate of shows heading to CBS and CBS All Access, the title of the new series was revealed at last.
Star Trek: Picard.
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Star Trek: Picard will take place after the destruction of the Romulan Empire and find Picard’s life having been drastically altered by the event. Franchise producer Alex Kurtzman teased that the series will be a more psychological show dealing with the scenario where our illustrious captain of the USS Enterprise has fallen into despair. Kurtzman said. “What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give Picard the happiest of endings? Hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of Gene Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.”
Starring alongside Patrick Stewart will be Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies), Michelle Hurd (Daredevil), and Evan Evagora (Fantasy Island).
The expiration of the final frontier is a very long way off. In fact, the Star Trek universe is alive and kicking. Having been bolstered by the success of Star Trek: Discovery and with anticipation higher than ever for the upcoming Phillipa Georgiou led spin-off Star Trek: Section 31, the future of the franchise is in very safe hands.
Star Trek: Picard is expected to debut on CBS All Access and Amazon prime in late 2019.
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