Patrick Stewart Will Reprise Role Of Jean-Luc Picard For New Star Trek Show.

Star Trek fans all around the world are having mild gasms at the recent news of Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard and we've got the details. Let's dive right into it.
CBS All Access is developing a brand new Star Trek series and they confirmed that Patrick Stewart will indeed be playing Jean-Luc Picard.

The producers have remained quite hush about the show's title and release date however, we do know that the new series WILL NOT be a reboot but instead a further exploration of Picard’s life.

Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek: Discovery showrunner will be helming the new series and he shared some of his excitement about having Patrick Stewart on board: "With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold. For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honor generations both new and old."

Patrick Stewart also said a few things about his upcoming role during his surprise appearance at a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. He said: "I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course. It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over. During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason — to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more."

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