The first trailer for the Star Trek Picard series has arrived, featuring the return of a much older Sir Patrick Stewart in the role of Jean-Luc Picard. The brief teaser finally gives us a hint of what to expect from the upcoming series.
In the trailer, it is revealed that sometime in the years after 2002’s Star Trek Nemesis, Captain Picard was promoted to an Admiral and that he “commanded the greatest rescue armada in history.” However, something tragic and “unimaginable” happened, which led to Picard doing something we never thought he would; leaving Starfleet.
Star Trek Picard will take place 18 years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis. In an interview with the LA Times, showrunner Alex Kurtzman said:
â€œWhat happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings?
Hopefully, itâ€™s a reinforcement of [Trek creator Gene] Roddenberryâ€™s vision of optimism. Heâ€™s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.”
It sounds like things are about to get dark, perhaps even the darkest the series has ever gotten. Star Trek Picard will also star Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Evan Evagora, and Michelle Hurd (Blindspot).
CBS has yet to announce a release date as of yet, but it will stream exclusively on CBS All Access in over 200 countries all over the world, including Malaysia and Singapore.
Check out the Star Trek Picard trailer below.