Just in case you weren’t excited enough already for Star Trek: Picard, consider this: At the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel today, it was confirmed that Brent Spiner and Jeri Ryan are returning. Data and Seven of Nine are going to have some sort of role in the new series alongside Patrick Stewart and while there is a lot that still needs to be revealed, it’s easy to be excited for what we have.
From the moment that the Picard show was announced, there were questions as to who from The Next Generation or some of its accompanying movies could be joining Sir Patrick Stewart. We long assumed that there would be reprisals, but it was all about finding a way for some of them to make sense in terms of where they fit into the larger world.
Update: It was also confirmed that Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis are also going to be coming back! There are many other people we want (LeVar Burton!), but there may be time still for some of them to turn up. Jonathan Del Arco is also appearing.
Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway are among the new cast members coming on board this show, which is going to feature Jean-Luc Picard in a different place in his life than he was on his former show. Yet, the original Picard will still be a part of him and this could be a series all about hope and about finding a way for people to see good things in the future. This is the modern vision of this franchise — to capture some of the original vision of the series and show that not everything in space has to be so scary.
Star Trek: Picard is slated to premiere in 2020; we imagine that more details are going to be coming out in the months to come, so we suggest that you stick around for some more news. CBS All Access is going all-in on as many different facets of the Star Trek franchise as possible — remember that they also have season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery coming alongside more Short Treks and even an animated series entitled Star Trek: Lower Decks that is revolving around one of the least-important ships in the fleet and its crew.
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