Guess who’s heading back to Star Trek?
If you said Sir Patrick Stewart you’d be right!
The actor will reprise the role of Jean-Luc Picard for a new Star Trek series, to air on CBS All Access. Stewart announced the news himself during a surprise appearance at a recent Las Vegas convention (via TV Line).
In a statement, Star Trek Discovery showrunner, Alex Kurtzman (who is overseeing the project), said:
“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 honour generations both new and old.”
No further details have been released at this time, but I think I speak for everyone when I simply say, make it so.