Okay so maybe CBS All Access was pulling our Starfleet legs this WHOLE TIME, and the title for the upcoming Star Trek spinoff series about the former Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard has actually been called Picard?
We’re not sure, but this new video announcement from the streaming service seems to indicate this is the case. The announcement is actually something we’ve previously covered, about the Picard series heading to Amazon for a global streaming audience.
#StarTrek: Picard will stream exclusively on @CBSAllAccess in the United States, on Amazon #PrimeVideo in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s @SpaceChannel and OTT service @CraveCanada. @StarTrekCBS @primevideouk https://t.co/f3mVPY449M pic.twitter.com/iDrmtDiQLg
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) May 15, 2019
Last we heard, Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) and Isa Briones are the newest faces to join the still-untitled CBS ALL ACCESS series which will star Sir Patrick Stewart as the retired Enterprise captain, with Hanelle Culpepper directing the first two episodes in a historic move for the Roddenberry franchise.
We already knew that Santiago Cabrera (Heroes, Che) and Michelle Hurd (Marvel’s Daredevil, Blindspot) were on board for the series. There are of course, no details yet about who Cabrera and Hurd will be playing.
Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman, who will be serving as an executive producer on the unnamed Picard series, had this to say about the show; comparing it to DISCO, and how it’ll be totally different:
“It’s an extremely different rhythm than Discovery. Discovery is a bullet. ‘Picard’ is a very contemplative show. It will find a balance between the speed of Discovery and the nature of what Next Gen was, but I believe it will have its own rhythm.
Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with in Next Gen is really exciting. ‘More grounded’ is not the right way to put it, because season 2 of Discovery is also grounded. It will feel more… real-world? If that’s the right way to put it.”
We will of course let you know what else we hear about the series.