Patrick Stewart may reprise role as Jean Luc Picard in new ‘Star Trek’ series
Patrick Stewart may be on his way back into the “Star Trek” franchise as Captain Jean Luc Picard in a new series.
Thanks to the success of “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek” veteran and producer Alex Kurtzman got signed in with CBS Television Studios until 2023. Within this period, Kurtzman plans to further expand the “Star Trek” universe with a new series, miniseries and even an animated show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“There is a very short list of writer-producer-directors that every film and television studio wants to be associated with, and Alex and his Secret Hideout team are always at the top,” said CBS president David Stapf in a statement.
However, Stewart’s return as Picard has not been assured yet. CBS declined to comment, but sources indicate a deal has yet to be finalized. Stewart earned fame among “Star Trek” fans for his role as captain Jean Luc Picard in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” TV series, which aired between September 1987 and May 1994.
Meanwhile, Kurtzman will also head up production for the second season of “Star Trek: Discovery” in place of Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg, who were taken off the project for various issues. One of the reasons refers to the show’s writers complaining about abuse. Alfred Bayle /ra
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