Picard-based Star Trek series adds Evan Evagora to cast


CBS’s new Picard-centered Star Trek series has added Evan Evagora to the cast as series regular.

While CBS All Access’s new Picard-based series, starring the return of Patrick Stewart in the role, has been shrouded in mystery, production continues to moves forward and a new cast member has been added.

Evan Evagora is a young Australian based actor who appeared in an episode of Secret City’s second season and not yet anything else.

It looks like he has a great start to his career, though, cast in an important supporting role in a high profile and much-anticipated series.

Of course, no information has been revealed about the role Evagora will be playing, only that it is a recurring character.

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We also know remarkably little about the series in general, aside from Stewart’s surprising return to the role of Jean-Luc Picard. Stewart is also an important member of the creative team, working with the series writers to create something very special and different.

"“With Patrick as a resource and as a very willing and literate resource, I think it’s going to make the show,” series writer and novelist Michael Chabon said. “It’s going to take it to another level.”"

Chaban also said that having Stewart involved was amazing, saying that the actor understands both the character and the drama expected from the series.

He mentioned Stewart doing Shakespeare and Beckett and then called him “sweet and funny and charming and surprisingly humble and modest.”

Having a writer like Michael Chabon on board to write the series is an unexpected benefit as well, and one that I think we can expect to greatly enhance and deepen the series.

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Plus, with him and Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth all on board to executive produce, I think we’re in for some quality Trek in the near future.

No release date has been announced, but it’s likely we won’t see episodes until late 2019.

Source: Deadline