The 78 year-old legend, famed for his role as Charles Xavier in the X-men series, has returned to his other famous role. Stewart will reprise his role as captain Jean-Luc Picard in CBS All Access’ new Star Trek show. A role he last played in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its four subsequent movies.
CBS has found some success with Star Trek Discovery, which may have prompted them to expand their network of Star Trek shows. Alex Kurtzman will executive produce the new show, and stated: “It’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back into the Star Trek fold.”
“For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honour generations both new and old”
Stewart explained his thoughts after the final movie in 202, and his excitement in returning to the role: “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 an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions with him.”
There are few details on what this new show will entail, what it will be titled or when it will be released. Stay tuned for more details.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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