Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: Picard has been announced as the official title of the upcoming series starring Patrick Stewart, it was revealed today at the CBS upfront presentation in New York City. The show’s logo was also displayed for the very first time.
We also got a first look at Patrick Stewart in character as Jean-Luc Picard since the film Star Trek: Nemesis back in 2002. The image is a photo of a video clip shown at CBS’ Upfronts presentation. Upfronts are events hosted by TV networks like CBS to showcase next season’s shows primarily to advertisers, but sometimes to press as well. Press and advertising professionals who presented at the event shared a few details on Twitter. The image itself was shared by Kate Aurthur, Buzzfeed’s chief Los Angeles correspondent.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TV critic Rob Owen described the brief scene in a tweet, writing that the clip featured “a Starfleet officer asking Jean-Luc, ‘May I have your name, please, sir?’ as Picard appears incredulous.”
News of the show’s title and new logo were also announced on social media:
We know very little about the show as CBS wants to keep as much under wraps as possible. What we know so far is the series will premiere in late 2019, its first season will consist of 10 episodes, it will take place 18 years after Star Trek: Nemesis, and it will involve Picard coping with the news of Romulus’ destruction in the 2009 Star Trek film.
More details may come at San Diego Comic-Con in July. For now CBS confirmed Star Trek: Picard will premiere on CBS All Access in the United States, The Space Channel in Canada, and Amazon Prime Video in 200 other countries.
Star Trek: Picard will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer.