Captain Picard 'Star Trek' Series Coming in 2019

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation didn't know quite how to react when news came out of Star Trek: Las Vegas that Starfleet Captain Jean Luc Picard would be returning to the franchise.

Sir Patrick Stewart himself is who made the announcement while on stage during CREATION's annual STLV, but reception for the most part was positive.

Captain Picard 'Star Trek' Series Coming in 2019

A writer's room was soon assembled, with Kirsten Beyer, Michael ChabonAkiva GoldsmanDiandra Pendleton-Thompson, and James Duff, hard at work on possible stories and scripts. That was sort of the last update we had about the show, though.

David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS Corp., as well as chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., spoke about the future of CBS, as well as dropping a hint of when we're going to see the Picard series:

"Star Trek Discovery season two is in a great place. And there is huge anticipation for Picard. That will [premiere] at the end of the year. And we're doing these Star Trek short films in between."

This is exciting, and we're hopeful the series is at the very least, entertaining.

Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS ALL ACCESS for season 2 on January 17th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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