Plenty for Trekkies to look forward to on the horizon.
Apart from the successful Star Trek: Discovery, which has its third season arriving in 2020, there’s also a Discovery spinoff on the way led by Michelle Yeoh, and this, Star Trek: Picard.
A big new trailer has been released for Jean-Luc Picard’s all-new adventure, which catches up with the man two decades after Star Trek: Nemesis. Patrick Stewart is back in the lead role, with some new faces, and some very familiar ones – Jonathan Frakes and Jeri Ryan among them – joining him. The plot finds Picard’s new peaceful life shaken up when a young woman arrives needing his help.
Plenty of nostalgia-fueled nods for Trek fans on offer in the trailer below, which is all well and good – let’s just have our fingers crossed this new chapter expands on the beloved character’s story nicely. We’ll find out when Star Trek: Picard, also starring Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadway, and Evan Evagora, begins on Amazon Prime in the US on January 23, 2020. So unlike Discovery, this won’t be on Netflix here in Australia. Amazon Prime international markets, including Aus, will have each episode available within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
Official synopsis for Star Trek: Picard:
STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, STAR TREK: PICARD will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.