Star Trek: Picard Spinoff Series Casts Newcomer as Series Regular
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's final Star Trek voyage just got another crew member.
Evan Evagora has joined CBS All Access' still-untitled upcoming series as a series regular in an undisclosed role, according to Deadline. The young Australian actor will star alongside Patrick Stewart, who's reprising the iconic role he had for seven seasons and four movies in the seminal Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Evagora will also star alongside Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd, who've also been cast in undisclosed roles.
In addition to heading to the final frontier, Evagora's also set to appear in next year's cinematic take on Fantasy Island, which will reportedly turn the light-hearted '70s TV series into a horror film.
While the series might be shrouded in secrecy, the streaming series will take place roughly 20 years after Picard's last appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis. Although Picard won't be a Starfleet Captain in the series, the show will see him deal with the dissolution of the Romulan Empire, which began with the destruction of Romulus in the J.J. Abrams-directed 2009 Star Trek film.
The Picard show is part of an ambitious slate of Trek programming that includes the ongoing Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming adult-oriented animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and a Michelle Yeoh-starring series that dives into the shady world of the espionage organization Section 31.
Picard's untitled Star Trek series stars Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora and is set to debut later this year on CBS All Access.