Arguably, the selling point of this latest spinoff is that Patrick Stewart returns to play Jean-Luc Picard. Star Trek: Picard takes place 18 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. The series also stars Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Isa Briones.
Not much is known about the series, but it’s being described as a psychological exploration of Picard and where life has taken him. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman previously shared some thoughts with Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s an extremely different rhythm than [Star Trek: Discovery],” he said. “Discovery is a bullet. Picard is a very contemplative show. It will find a balance between the speed of Discovery and the nature of what Next Gen was, but I believe it will have its own rhythm. Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with in Next Gen is really exciting. ‘More grounded’ is not the right way to put it, because season 2 of Discovery is also grounded. It will feel more… real-world? If that’s the right way to put it.”
No air date has been announced for Star Trek: Picard as of yet. You can check out the first teaser below.
Star Trek: Picard Teaser