[Rumor] ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Gaining Brent Spiner as Data?!?

This is one of those times we are hopeful that a rumor [read, RUMOR] might possibly be true when it comes to Star Trek: Picard, the CBS All Access series starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

According to We’ve Got This Covered, who source a now pulled story from Revenge of the Fans, Star Trek: The Next Generation star Brent Spiner may be considering a return to the android makeup he so hates to reprise his role of Data.

[Rumor] 'Star Trek: Picard' Gaining Brent Spiner as Data?!?

Obviously, Spiner hasn’t been the most outspoken lover of his character on TNG (notably because of the makeup, which was gorgeous on camera but understandably hell to put on everyday for filming), but he would be a welcome addition to the cast for many fans.

There was previously the report that Jonathan Frakes was on board to direct, with the possibility of him maybe slipping in front of the camera as well.

We’ll let you know if we hear anything about this unlikely rumor.

[Rumor] 'Star Trek: Picard' Gaining Brent Spiner as Data?!?

Star Trek: Picard does not have a set launch date on CBS All Access yet, but we’ll keep an eye on that.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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