The first trailer for Star Trek: Picard reintroduces Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard back to the Trek continuum. The captain of the USS Enterprise last appeared 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis. The trailer also reveals Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, and Brent Spiner potentially playing B-4, the prototype for his The Next Generation android character, Data.
Picard will bring back the Borg, as well as the Romulans. Later in an emotional Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, showrunner Michael Chabon also revealed that Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis, who played Commander Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi respectively, will appear in Picard.
A short teaser released in May revealed that, after his brother and nephew’s death, Picard returned to take over the family vineyard. The full trailer gives us a clearer picture of why the Federation has called Picard back into action.
“He is the leader we all need,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. He also called Picard the ideal human being and captain. “Picard is still standing up for what matters. Standing up for what we believe in.”
Joining Stewart in the Picard cast are Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) as a pilot and Michelle Hurd (Law and Order: SVU) as an intelligence officer. Alison Pill (American Horror Story) and Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) join in unspecified roles.
The show will be “more lyrical, more character-focused” than Star Trek: The Next Generation, said executive producer Akiva Goldsman — and the tone will be totally different than Star Trek: Discovery as well.
“Picard is questioning many of the decisions he has made,” said Kurtzman. “We are shaking up the character while staying true to who he is.”
The 10-episode Star Trek: Picard, once poised as a mini-series but sounding more and more like a permanent part of the Trek family, will premiere in late 2019 on CBS All Access.