The first trailer for Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard spin-off, Star Trek: Picard, has been released.
Following the news earlier in the month that CBS had finally revealed the title to the much-anticipated Star Trek spin-off, today (May 23) sees the release of the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming series where Patrick Stewart will reprise his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.
So far, it’s been confirmed that Stewart’s The Next Generation co-star Jonathan Frakes will direct some episodes of the new show, while one of Discovery‘s directors, Hanelle Culpepper, will helm the first two. This makes her the first woman in the franchise’s illustrious history to direct the launch of a Star Trek instalment.
Watch the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard below:
25 years ago today, ‘All Good Things’ brought us to an end. The end is only the beginning. #StarTrekPicard to stream exclusively on @CBSAllAccess in the United States, Amazon #PrimeVideo in more than 200 countries, in Canada on @SpaceChannel & @CraveCanada https://t.co/MQp0eP0ovM pic.twitter.com/m9sDqvS8Mo
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) May 23, 2019
Announcing his return to Star Trek last year, Stewart said: “I will always be very proud to have been a part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course.”
“It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) May 23, 2019
While new images of Stewart as Picard are yet to officially arrive outside of the trailer, when the show’s title was announced a few weeks ago at the CBS and CBS All Access Upfronts presentation, those in attendance saw a photo of Sir Patrick wearing a jacket and a turtleneck. Those images were then posted on Twitter.
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) May 15, 2019
Although a UK broadcaster is yet to be confirmed, it will air on CBS All Access in the US and Bell Media in Canada.
In 2017, Paramount Pictures announced news of a follow up to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond – which saw villain Idris Elba battling it out against Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock.
However, it now appears that Star Trek 4 might not be heading for the stars after S.J. Clarkson was announced as the pilot director and an executive producer on HBO’s upcoming Game Of Thrones spin-off, which takes place some 5,000 years previously to the original series.