21st July 2019
Star Trek: Picard – Official Teaser
Fans of Star Trek will be excited to hear that an eighth series of the franchise is planned for early next year.
Star Trek: Picard centres on the character Jean-Luc Picard, who captained the USS Enterprise in The Next Generation and subsequent movies. Set at the end of the 24th century, 20 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 loss of Lieutenant Commander Data from the aforementioned Nemesis.
Patrick Stewart executive produces the series and stars as Picard, reprising his role. Several actors from previous Star Trek series also reprise their roles – including Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Marina Sirtis, and Jonathan Frakes. The series was first rumoured in June 2018 and officially announced that August following 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 and the series' official title was announced a month later.
Star Trek: Picard is expected to premiere in early 2020, and its first season will consist of ten episodes. Amazon has just released the following teaser trailer on its Prime Video streaming service.