Rumours have been rife surrounding Sir Patrick Stewart and a new Star Trek Series. Many speculated that it would merely be a cameo but now the man himself has revealed his return at the 17th Annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.
Set phasers to stun
The legendary actor shocked fans with the reveal that he would return to Star Trek in a big way.
He will indeed reprise his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard and more than that it will be in an all-new series for CBS All Access series that will explore his life after Star Trek: The Next Generation.
When speaking to the convention he said that it was “an unexpected but delightful surprise” to revisit the character.
A living legend
Sir Patrick Stewart starred in 178 episodes of The Next Generation and four Star Trek Feature films culminating in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.
We at Boxsetter couldn’t be more excited by the concept of this new series. It will be fascinating to explore the life of Picard after the events of Nemesis which was a challenging time for the captain.
A course of action?
Nemesis, of course, saw Jean-Luc come face to face with his clone who intends on destroying the federation. The movie famously also saw the death of his beloved friend Data, with the crew attempting to somehow bring him back using his evil twin Law.
Whether or not any of that will feature in the new series is unknown but it would be fantastic to see him alongside Law while he comes to terms with those events.
It is also unknown if any of his crewmates from Next Generation will return but surely we can expect a cameo or two. It would be hard to imagine a post Next Generation life without those people coming into the frame occasionally.
Also announced was that Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, The Mummy) will produce the, as yet untitled series.
You can watch Sir Patrick Stewart make his announcement below.
No release date has been confirmed but whenever it is it’ll be too far in the future for us.
New Star Trek Series? Make it so!