The first official poster for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series has been revealed by non-other than Patrick Stewart himself.
With a seemingly ageless Jean-Luc Picard and his French Bulldog companion overlooking the Picard family vineyard, fans are left wondering what the series is about.
With the overall plot being kept under wraps, there have been a few details that have been made known. According to the teaser trailer that dropped just over a month ago, the series takes place 15 years after some kind of unimaginable event.
During a press tour for CBS All Access, Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman, who also co-wrote 2009’s Star Trek and its sequel Into Darkness, was asked about the series and Picard’s state of mind.
Kurtzman replied “The question becomes: What has happened to him in that period of time? Have there been occurrences that force him to reckon with choices that he’s made in his life?” he continued. “How do you hold on to being the person that everybody loved, when the circumstances around you may have changed so radically? Those are the big questions that we’re asking.”
Details are unconfirmed, however, this cataclysmic event that led the then Admiral Picard to retire from Starfleet seems to be the destruction of the Romulan homeworld which was shown in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek.
If this turns out to be the case, Picard is the only series so far to make a connection between the Prime (the television series) and the Kelvin (the Abrams films) timelines.
The pilot episode and the preceding episode will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, who will become the first female director to take on the directing role for a pilot in the history of the franchise.
Star Trek Veteran actor and director, Jonathan Frakes, who played Will Riker in The Next Generation will step behind the camera to take on several episodes.
Frakes is no stranger to diving behind the camera. Having directed several episodes of The Next Generation, Discover, Voyager and Deep Space Nine, as well as Insurrection and First Contact.
Star Trek: Picard is the second CBS All Access Star Trek series unlike its predecessor, however, internationally Picard will only be available on Amazon Prime and not Netflix.
CBS Access is hosting a series of panels at San Diego Comic-Con next week talking all things Star Trek. The panels will feature discussions and previews of Star Trek: Discovery, Picard and the upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Picard is due to air on the streaming service late 2019.
by Luke Hancock.