LeVar Burton expects to appear on Star Trek: Picard at some point. The actor played Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and many Star Trek fans have been wondering if he, or any other of the Next Generation crew, will be joining Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard in the upcoming CBS All Access series. As it turns out, Burton thinks he and some of his fellow crew members will have some part to play in the continuing story.
While at the red carpet premiere of The Lion King earlier this week, LeVar Burton was asked about Star Trek: Picard and whether or not he's returning with Patrick Stewart. "In Picard's? I'm sorry, what did you say? Oh, in the cards!," laughed Burton when asked. All kidding aside, Burton answered the question seriously. He had this to say about joining Star Trek: Picard.
"Each of us, I would say certainly, right? It is unreasonable to assume that he doesn't know those people anymore, or that he stopped talking to them. And if he did there's good storytelling in why."
This should raise some more excitement for Star Trek: Picard, though it really doesn't need any more hype. Star Trek fans were beyond excited to learn of Patrick Stewart's return and the actor seems just as excited to return to the iconic role at this stage in his career. LeVar Burton continued to talk about a possible return and what it might look like. He explains.
"Are you gonna see all of us together, again, in a scene or episode? I don't know. There's a lot of paper that needs to be papered, before we get there."
Next Generation star Michael Dorn was recently asked about returning as Worf for Star Trek: Picard. "I'm only interested in if it's something really interesting," says the actor. As for the rest of the cast returning, they have not been asked. Marina Sirtis said, "Patrick said 'Jean-Luc Picard is back,' he didn't say TNG is back," when talking about a possible reunion. But, as LeVar Burton pointed out, it might be pretty hard to go on without Picard's crew. At the very least, fans will need some explanation. Burton concluded his thoughts on the new series by suggesting, "Good things come to those who wait."
Star Trek: Picard finds our captain after he has left Starfleet. He's living the quiet life now and not much else is known about the series. However, that should change next weekend when CBS All Access brings the series down to San Diego Comic-Con. At the very least, we should see the first full-length trailer for the highly anticipated series. Star Trek: Picard has no firm release date at this time, but it is believed it will premiere by the end of the year, exclusively on CBS All Access. While we wait for more information on the show, and some possible reunions, you can check out the interview with LeVar Burton over at CNN.