Star Trek: New Picard show title and logo revealed


Patrick Stewart returns to the big chair in Star Trek: Picard, the new series that will see the former captain of the Enterprise boldly face a new chapter in his life.

Patrick Stewart’s return as Jean-Luc Picard has been teased for more than a year, but now fans finally have something tangible to get excited about. At the CBS upfront presentation in New York City, the official title and logo of the series was revealed. Star Trek: Picard will be set almost 20 years after Picard’s last franchise appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis, and will feature the former Enterprise captain grappling with a new chapter in his life, one that he had not foreseen.

It is unclear what the show will be about, but producer Alex Kurtzman has described it as ‘a psychological character study,’ according to a report from Unlike Star Trek: Discovery, which balances effects-heavy action with drama and emotion, Star Trek: Picard appears to be eschewing action for a slower, narrative portrait of an aging icon facing bleak circumstances. Considering how Picard’s character-driven episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation continue to be fan-favourites, this could be a welcome and refreshing change of pace for the franchise and viewers alike.

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“Everybody in that room loves Jean-Luc Picard very deeply, and obviously, the benefit that we have is that Jean-Luc Picard is in the room with us,” Kurtzman told

Kurtzman continued:

"“And so, as we’re breaking story, we’re asking ourselves, ‘How do we live to the spirit, and to the character, and for the tone that Next Gen set, but also make it something very, very different in other ways?’ And Patrick was really clear with us from the beginning. He did not want to repeat what he had already done. And by the way, it’s been 20 plus years, so he couldn’t possibly be that same person anymore. And so, the question becomes, ‘What has happened to him in that period of time?'”"

Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek with an optimistic vibe, but the fact that the showrunners of Star Trek: Picard have chosen to ‘not give him the happiest of endings’ is perhaps a reflection of the current state of society. However, Picard will find the light at the end of the tunnel in the series eventually. The show will focus on Picard’s journey to finding that optimism again.

The first two episodes of the new series will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, the first woman to launch a Star Trek series, and the cast includes Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, and Evan Evagora.

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While no release date has been announced as yet, Star Trek: Picard will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the US, on the Space Channel in Canada, and on Amazon Prime internationally.

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