CBS All Access is serious about making their mark in the streaming game, and they definitely proved it today at San Diego Comic Con.
After weeks of hints and clues, Trekkies and pop culture aficionados finally got a glimpse of Star Trek: Picard. The series marks Sir Patrick Stewart’s return to series television since his starring role on Starz’s edgy comedy Blunt Talk which ran from 2015-2016.
The trailer for Star Trek: Picard was revealed during the show’s panel at SDCC, which featured Stewart, Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and Evan Evagora (Elnor), alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin as well as supervising producer Kirsten Beyer.
The panel was joined by two surprise guests — Brent Spiner (Data) and Jerri Ryan (Seven of Nine) — who also stunned audiences by their inclusion in the Picard trailer.
For those unfamiliar with the new Star Trek series, here’s a description from the press release.
“Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, will be: Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.