Star Trek: Picard (Amazon Prime Series) – By Megan Williams.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a big fan of ‘Star Trek‘. However, I know enough about the crew of USS Enterprise to see that ‘Picard’ is an exciting return for Sir Patrick Stewart.
‘Picard’ sees Sir Patrick Stewart return as Jean-Luc Picard, who has moved on from his role as Captain of the USS Enterprise after the events of ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ (released in 2002). However, when a young woman comes to him for help, he must protect her and, in doing so, finds out more about her.
Sir Patrick Stewart isn’t the only cast member returning: Brent Spiner will also be returning as the synthetic life form Data, and Jeri Ryan will be reprising her role as the Borg.
‘Picard’ has definitely peaked my interest, and I’m looking forward to seeing Sir Patrick Stewart return after so long. However, I hope it is worth the wait for fans of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’.
The ten episode series ‘Picard’ will be on Amazon Prime in 2020.
Star Trek: Picard is an upcoming American web television series created for CBS All Access by executive producer Alex Kurtzman. It will be the eighth series in the Star Trek franchise and centers on the character Jean-Luc Picard. Set at the end of the 24th century, twenty years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the storyline is affected by the destruction of Romulus referenced in the film Star Trek (2009), as well as the death of Data from the aforementioned Nemesis.
Patrick Stewart executive produces the series and stars as Picard, reprising his role from Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as other Star Trek media. Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones also star. Several actors from previous Star Trek series will also reprise their roles, including Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Marina Sirtis, and Jonathan Frakes. The series was first rumored in June 2018 when Kurtzman began his expansion, and was officially announced that August after months of negotiations with Stewart, who had previously said he would not return to the franchise after Nemesis. Filming began in California in April 2019, with the series’ official title announced a month later.
Star Trek: Picard is expected to premiere in early 2020, and its first season will consist of ten episodes.
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