CBS has finally revealed the official title of Patrick Stewart's upcoming Star Trek series. The title is Star Trek: Picard, which is what pretty much everybody has been calling it since it was announced last summer. Stewart has been deeply excited to come back and reprise the role, which will see him past his days as Starfleet Captain and on to something new. Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman recently revealed that Stewart read him the first episode and that it brought him to tears.
CBS also released the first logo for Star Trek: Picard, and it looks pretty much exactly as you imagine it. Details have been scarce ever since the show was announced, which remains the same at this point in time. With that being said, it is believed the new series, which will air on CBS All Access, will premiere at the end of this year. There is not an official release date at this time, though one should be dropping in the near future now that we have the title.
Since the show is taking place over 20 years after we last saw Captain Jean-Luc Picard, there will be a lot of changes to the character. Patrick Stewart has always been reluctant to come back to the franchise, but he believes in the story and believes it is worth telling, which is saying something. Alex Kurtzman recently spoke about what Star Trek fans can expect. He had this to say.
"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? How do you hold on to 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."
While not a lot of information is currently available for Star Trek: Picard, we do know that it will have a tie-in to the most recent big screen adaptations. The Picard storyline will use the destruction of Romulus, which is also an event that served as the idea behind J.J. Abrams' 2009 movie. The Romulans were one of the main antagonists for Captain Picard and his Next Generation crew, so this should be exciting news for long-time fans.
Now that the official title has been revealed, it's only a matter of time before some more official Star Trek: Picard news comes down the wire, including a trailer. In addition to Patrick Stewart, the series is set to star Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Michelle Hurd. For now, we'll just have to wait until the end of the year to see the CBS All Access series, which isn't too far away. You can check out the title reveal and the first logo below, thanks to the official Star Trek Twitter account.