Patrick Stewart appeared on a cool new poster for the highly anticipated series Star Trek: Picard as Jean-Luc Picard. He’s also accompanied by his dog as he looks out over his vineyard.
It will be a continuation of Picard’s story set 19-20 years after the events of The Next Generation finale. According to new reports, the ten-episode series “will be playing into Picard’s interest in archaeology, and his main mission will orbit around some kind of artifact that’s been discovered.” It’s also been said that Picard will be influenced by their destruction due to his close relationship with building a bond between the Romulan Empire and the Federation. Stewart also said that it would “explore new dimensions within [the character].”
Picard, producer Alex Kurtzman said:
“I think we’ve found a story that honors everything that people love about the character, but in ways that are not what you expect — and yet, become more and more familiar as the show goes. And that’s what’s exciting. A lot has happened to Jean-Luc Picard in the intervening years [since Nemesis]. There’s been a lot going on and he’s had to deal with some new things, he’s had to deal with some old things, and both of those things kind of come colliding together.
“He’s made choices that he’s not necessarily feeling great about — and yet I think the audience will understand exactly why he made them.”
Star Trek: Picard is going to air in late 2019 on CBS All Access.