Star Trek appears to be rejuvenated as three new Star Trek series are going to be hitting CBS. As of 2017 fans received their first Star Trek series in more than 10 years with Star Trek: Discovery. The Last series was Star Trek: Enterprise which aired from September 26th, 2001 to May 13th, 2005.
After the success of Star Trek: Discovery, a 30-minute comedy show called the Lower Decks went into production. Soon after that announcement came another Star Trek Series announcement. This series is set to surround Patrick Stewart who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Jonathan Frakes who has directed several star trek episodes and played Commander Willian T Riker alongside Stewart. Frakes sat down with deadline recently and had this to say. “Patrick isn’t playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard this time, he’s done with [that phase of his career in] Starfleet in this show. That’s about the only thing I do know about the show,” he said. “Patrick and I had a steak dinner a couple of weeks ago, and this man, who I’ve known for 31 years now, is so excited about this show he’s like a little kid,” Frakes continued. “It’s fabulous! He’s thrilled and excited to be invited into the writers’ room, and he’s a producer on the show, and he’s part of the development of the story arc. It’s terrific. I mean, he is a guy who is fully engaged.”
However Alex Kurtzman who is flying the Picard project had this to say two weeks ago “Picard’s life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire,” Kurtzman added “[Patrick] knew if he was going to go back to Picard, it needed to be for the greatest reason ever.”
Picard is expected to premiere on CBS all Access later this year.
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