Patrick Stewart shares his first behind-the-scenes look at Jean-Luc Picard's comeback

By: H&I Staff     Posted: September 26, 2018, 12:42PM Tags: Tags: news

Picard is coming back. The beloved Enterprise captain from Star Trek: The Next Generation will return in a new Star Trek series for, well, the next generation. The show is set to premiere sometime in 2019 on the CBS All Access streaming service. Turns out, Star Trek: Discovery was merely the first ship in a fleet of new Star Trek programs.

The Picard series remains untitled (our wild, uninteresting guess: Picard) and plot details are locked under tight security. We do know that the new show comes from the minds of Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, and Kirsten Beyer.

A couple names might jump out you. Kurtzman co-wrote the scripts to Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness.  Akiva Goldsman won an Oscar for his script to A Beautiful Mind. Oh, and Michael Chabon is a Pulitzer-winning novelist, author of neo-classic The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

You can see many of these people with Patrick Stewart himself in a teaser photo that the actor shared on his @SirPatStew Twitter feed.

Okay, sure, nobody is in costume, there are no props. It's essentially just a bunch of people in a conference room. But it's Stewart! Looking at Picard storyboards… or something! It's really happening!

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