Ahead of its debut at Comic-Con next weekend, CBS All Access released another look at Patrick Stewart’s return as his “Star Trek” Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
As shown in the brief teaser earlier this year, Picard has left Star Fleet behind following an unknown event. CBS has kept quiet about character and plot details, sharing only that the series will see Stewart reprise his role as the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” captain in “the next chapter of his life.”
As shown in the teaser and this image, this now includes a career as a vintner as the Picard family winery. The teaser only showed his face for a split-second, so the key art, which you can see below, represents the first full shot CBS All Access has put out.
During the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this year, co-showrunner Alex Kurtzman teased a Picard that may look quite different for fans of the series. “It’s been 20-plus years, so he couldn’t possibly be that same person anymore,” Kurtzman said. “Next Generation” ended in 1994 and Stewart’s Picard was last seen in the 2002 film, “Star Trek: Nemesis.”
The series also stars Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd. “Star Trek: Discovery” alum Hanelle Culpepper will direct the first two episodes.
It will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer, and Kirsten Beyer will serve as supervising producer. Michael Chabon has been named showrunner.
No premiere date has been announced, but the show is slated to debut at the end of 2019.