Picard Star Trek TV series | when is it on TV? What’s it about? Who’s in the cast with Patrick Stewart? Will the Next Generation crew be in the Captain Picard series?

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Followers of Star Trek: The Next Generation take coronary heart! Patrick Stewart is returning to the Star Trek universe after practically twenty years on shore go away, with his iconic Captain Picard set to star in a brand new spin-off series that may think about his later years.

Right here’s what we find out about the series that everybody appears to be calling Picard…

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The untitled Picard series is coming pretty shortly following its announcement in August 2018, with the series set to reach in the US on streaming service CBS All Entry – and in Canada on cable networks House and Z and OTT service Crave – in January 2020.

Exterior of North America, the ten-part series will be obtainable round the world on Amazon Prime, launching on Friday 24th January, with new episodes dropping every Friday after that.


Will the Picard spin-off air in the UK?

Sure, the UK is one in every of the 200 territories exterior North America the place the Star Trek: Picard will be streamed solely on Amazon Prime Video, with every episode dropping each Friday from 24th January 2020, inside 24 hours of its premiere in the US.


What is going to the Picard series appear to be?

An prolonged trailer unveiled at New York Comedian Con in October provides us the greatest thought but of what to anticipate, introducing us to new characters, giving us a taster of the drama to come back in the post-Starfleet chapter of Picard’s life and ticking numerous bins for Next Generation followers with reunions with a number of beloved characters…

The official Star Trek Twitter web page additionally not too long ago gave a sneak peek at Picard’s new admiral’s uniform.


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Famed dog-lover Patrick Stewart seems to have managed to cast a furry pal in the new series, and given their prominence on the poster it might be that they performs a fairly vital half in the series.

In any case, why else would Picard identify the canine after his trusty first officer Riker, or not less than his nickname – look intently at the canine’s tag, and you may see it reads “No. 1″…


Who will star in the Picard spin-off?

Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd (Getty)

Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd (Getty)

Alongside the returning Stewart, the series has up to now added Merlin, The Musketeers and Heroes star Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd (Marvel’s Daredevil, Blindspot) as regulars alongside newcomer Evan Evagora (who performs Romulan Elnor).

Cabrera will play the pilot of Picard’s ship who is additionally a “skilful thief” known as Cristobal “Chris” Rios, whereas Hurd is intelligence officer Raffi Musiker with a strong reminiscence and issues with substance habit.

Isa Briones – Picard

Followers can count on a big position from Hamilton’s Isa Briones, who performs Dahj, a key character in the present’s second trailer. In the sneak peek she involves Picard for assist, saying “All the pieces inside me says I’m protected with you.”

Though we don’t absolutely know Dahj’s identification, Picard clearly see her as vital, telling Starfleet “If she is who I believe she is…”

It’s additionally been revealed that The Newsroom’s Alison Tablet will star (as Dr Agnes Jurati), alongside Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway (Narek).


Are there extra trailers for Picard? 

Right here’s an earlier trailer for you (learn our breakdown of it right here)…

And this longer one was launched at San Diego Comedian-Con…


What is going to occur in Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek spin-off?

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The precise story of the spin-off is presently unknown, although its set various years after the final time we noticed Picard onscreen (in 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis) and Stewart has stated it will “discover new dimensions inside” the Starfleet captain.

Based mostly on the trailer and newly-released photographs, it appears {that a} now ex-Admiral Picard has retired to his household’s winery following a darkish occasion in his life, however might be pulled again into his spacefaring methods when a brand new problem presents itself.

“He might not – and I stress, might not – be a captain anymore, he might not be the Jean-Luc that you simply recognise and know so properly,” Stewart advised an viewers in Las Vegas when the series was first introduced.

“It might be a really completely different particular person, somebody who has been modified by his experiences. 20 years can have handed, which is kind of the time between the final film, Nemesis, and right now.

“It can be one thing very, very completely different.”

“Right here’s what I’ll inform you- I had a tremendous expertise yesterday,” creator Alex Kurtzman stated at a latest Star Trek panel.  “I sat at Patrick’s kitchen desk and I heard him learn the first episode and I nearly cried. It was fairly one thing.”

“He’s at a tremendous place in his life. He’s so excited. It’s going to be a really completely different present from Discovery. The one approach this universe, I believe, works accurately is if every present is actually completely different and speaks to a special a part of Star Trek.”

“This is going to be a really considerate, psychological portrait in numerous methods. Everyone knows what Picard means to the world and why he, like so many legendary characters on Star Trek, has endured and what he’s represented. He in some methods has to undergo a gauntlet to search out that once more.

“Issues have modified for him and altered him in some methods, and but he is so deeply and essentially nonetheless Picard. We’re thrilled at what we’re going to ship. I do know Patrick is actually excited. The cast is coming collectively fantastically. And I provides you with nothing else.”

The Borg

The second trailer for the series means that outdated baddie The Borg might have an enormous half in the series. Not solely can we see a borg dice ship, however there’s additionally a really attention-grabbing shot of  what seems to be like Romulans patrolling a jail that includes an indication stating “This facility has gone 5843 days with out an assimilation.”

For our half, this is the place we predict the series ought to go…


Will any of The Next Generation cast seem in Picard’s spin-off?

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Stewart’s outdated Star Trek: TNG co-star Jonathan Frakes (far left) is reportedly directing just a few episodes of the series, having beforehand taken the captain’s chair for episodes of Discovery, Deep House 9, Voyager and even a number of episodes of TNG whereas he was nonetheless performing on it. As we’ve now seen from the newest trailer he’ll reprise his position of William Riker, alongside one other fan favorite Marini Sirtis, who performs his associate Deanna Troi.

The trailer additionally reveals that Brent Spiner will characteristic in some kind as android Information and Jeri Ryan will blast her approach again into the motion as former Borg drone Seven of 9. Jonathan Del Arco can even return as Borg drone Hugh.

At the second, it’s unclear if any extra TNG characters can have a job in the series.

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