We have known for quite some time now that CBS has been working on an all new Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart who will reprise his role as the legendary Starfleet captain Jean-Luc Picard. The new show will be called – predictably enough – Star Trek: Picard. Now the title of the new series and the show’s official logo have been announced by the studio via an official Star Trek Twitter account. Have a look at the announcement tweet below:
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) May 15, 2019
Interestingly enough, the letter “A” in Picard’s name is formed by the Starfleet delta – the distinct arrowhead shape that has been a traditional marking on every Star Trek show and movie since the original series which aired during the 1960s.
The first season of Star Trek: Picard will be approximately ten hours long and will explore a long story arc. The setting takes place approximately 20 years after the end of The Next Generation. Picard is no longer a Starfleet captain and is deeply troubled by the destruction of the Romulan homeworld (as seen in the Prime timeline of the 2009 Abrams film). It is still unknown whether any of Picard’s old crew from the Enterprise will show up in the new series but we do know that Jonathan Frakes (who played William T. Riker) has been involved with the production and will direct some episodes.
We will be sure to let you know when the show’s release date is announced.