Star Trek: Picard trailer drops and teases Patrick Stewart’s return as the iconic captain
The spin-off will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the UK next month and will be launching on CBS All-Access in the US too.
X-Men actor Sir Patrick previously portrayed Captain Jean-Luc Picard in sequel series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Now, the new show will catch up with Picard decades after the events of his original series.
The exciting new trailer previews Picard’s return into the fold. ‘I was haunted by my past,’ he says. ‘But I have a new mission. I will do what needs to be done.’
Of course, we’re also treated to hints of space battles galore, with Picard taking his mission into deep space.
While Star Trek fans can’t wait for the new spin-off to debut, it’s not the last they’ll see of the iconic captain as the show has already been renewed for season two before even airing one episode.
According to Deadline, the series has been given $20.4million (£15.3million) in California tax incentives with the series heading into a 10-episode order.
After his years as a star fleet captain, Picard has retired and has set up home in his vineyard, willing the days away in his new content life.
But he is soon joined by a mysterious young woman Dahj in the new chapter of his life, who he seeks to help after coming to believe is in imminent danger.
Speaking to TrekCore, writer Alex Kurtzman said: ‘You know, we feel a tremendous responsibility to the fans who have loved [the Picard character], and Patrick himself, who took a massive leap of faith with us in choosing to come back and play Picard [after] he said he was done forever.
‘He also said, “I want to make sure if I come back, if you loved The Next Generation, you’ll feel we’re honouring it, but this is a very different experience.” This is a very different experience.’
Picard was one of the 15 TV series that were awarded these credits, which aim to ultimately help increase revenue for the state.
Other shows who received money from the state include Impeachment: American Crime Story, Netflix’s Special renewed for season two, Lucifer season five and the remake of Grease.
Star Trek: Picard launches 24 January on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
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