Did we ever consider Patrick Stewart would lapse to a purpose of Jean-Luc Picard? Neither did he.
But he will! Sir Pat Stew himself only announced a news on Instagram, timed to line adult with an on-stage proclamation during a Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 convention:
I will always be really unapproachable to have been a partial of Star Trek: The Next Generation, though when we wrapped that final film in a open of 2002, we truly felt my time with Star Trek had run a healthy course. It is, therefore, an astonishing though pleasant warn to find myself vehement and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to try new measure within him. Seeking out new life for him, when we suspicion that life was over.
During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them by formidable durations in their lives or how a instance of Jean-Luc desirous so many to follow in his footsteps, posterior science, scrutiny and leadership. we feel I’m prepared to lapse to him for a same reason – to investigate and knowledge what comforting and reforming light he competence gleam on these mostly really dim times. we demeanour brazen to operative with a shining artistic group as we try to move a fresh, astonishing and impending story to life once more.
The central comment for a new (but separate) Star Trek Discovery array sheds light on a few some-more details: a story will concentration on a “next chapter” of Picard’s life (after Next Generation, presumably), and will be done accessible on CBS’ online subscription/original calm service, CBS All Access.
Stewart common a few some-more sum during a Las Vegas convention, observant that it was still early days and they’re still operative out what it’ll all demeanour like:
He might not… be a captain anymore. He might not be a Jean-Luc that we commend and know so well. It might be a really opposite individual; someone who has been altered by his experiences. Twenty years will have upheld — some-more or reduction accurately a time between a final film (Nemesis) and today.
We have no scripts, as yet. We’re only talking, talking, articulate storylines.
It will be, we promise, we guarantee, something very, really different. But it will come to we with a same passion, and determination, and adore of a material, and adore of a supporters and fans… accurately as we had it before.
Alas, only about all else about a uncover is still a poser for now, presumably since it’s not all totally finalized yet. Name? Unknown. How many episodes? Who knows!
Maybe what a universe needs right now is some Star Trek. Not a flashy, poignant JJ Abrams Trek — only good ol’ Picard out there removing his Prime Directive on.
Here’s Patrick Stewart’s warn Star Trek gathering revisit in full, as uploaded by Jaime Bastidas (the proclamation comes in during 9:20):