Star Trek Set your phasers to skeptical, but following on from the recent shocking rumors that one of several new Trek shows in development could see the return of Patrick Stewart as the venerable Captain Picard, British tabloid The Mirror reports the actor is “close to securing a deal.” According to the paper’s anonymous sources, a “verbal agreement” has been made between Stewart and CBS, and just the finer points of his deal are left to be made.
EDIT: I'd say he deserves his own thread. (I'll be moving all the "Picard" series posts from the "Star Trek" thread.)
Sir Patrick Stewart Is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard
Julie Muncy 8/04/18 4:37PM
The most venerable captain in Star Fleet history is back.
As has been rumored for a while, CBS announced today that Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean Luc-Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be reprising his role in a new series that will explore “the new chapter in Picard’s life.” The series will be coming to CBS All Access, though not many more details about it are known at this time.
In a statement on Twitter, Stewart said he was “excited and invigorated” to return to the role that was instrumental in making him a household name. The show will feature Alex Kurtzman leading a creative team that will also include James Duff (The Closer), Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Michael Chabon (John Carter, and a bunch of books), and Kirsten Beyer (Discovery), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
At the live panel for the announcement at Star Trek Las Vegas, Stewart was also quoted as saying that “it may not be the Jean-Luc you know and love,” citing experience and time as changing factors in the development of the character.
No word on when the show will air, but when it does, it will be the first new live-action material set in this part of the Star Trek universe since the last The Next Generation movie in 2002. Also, according to the panel discussion, no scripts have been written as of yet, though the series is planned to take place 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.
“With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to 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 honor generations both new and old,” said Alex Kurtzman, in a statement.
I have no idea. I think in a few years all cable companies will be gone. There will only be internet service providers and subscription services. But if you sign up for a subscription service your internet provider doesn't like, they'll slow it down so you can't watch anything without massive buffering so you have to buy their package instead. It'll be fun. So much fun.
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