Patrick Stewart is playing an active role with the development of a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access sharing a behind-the-scenes photo online.
The fan-favorite actor tweeted a picture of himself with the planned series' writers and producers this morning including longtime Star Trek fan Akiva Goldsman who helped produce the first season of Star Trek: Discovery and wrote an episode for the season. They are joined by celebrated author Michael Chabon who has previously won Pulitzer, Hugo, and Nebula Awards for his work.
Stewart had surprised fans around the world when he announced last month that he would reprise his iconic role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on a new series for the premium streaming service. As part of that announcement, Stewart revealed he had been meeting with writers to take a more visible role with the new series' creation.
Stewart famously portrayed Picard across all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and reprised the role in 1994's Star Trek Generations, 1996's Star Trek: First Contact, 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection, and 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis.
Details about the upcoming series, including its final title and release date, are currently unknown but it is expected to premiere on CBS All Access.