Star Trek Fans are eagerly awaiting Patrick Stewart's return to screens later this year as he once again assumes his famous role of Jean-Luc Picard in the upcoming CBS All Access series, simply titled Star Trek: Picard.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Picard executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed new information regarding the series. Kurtzman promises that, despite being retired and seemingly grounded on terra firma, the titular ex-Starfleet captain will eventually return to space.
"Events began to unfold that conspire to take Picard back to the stars," Kurtzman teased. "He will [go to space], but not in the way anyone expects," he continued, keeping his cards close to his chest for the time being.
However, Picard's journey back into the great beyond may not be as simple as jumping into the nearest starship and activating its warp drive.
"Because he's no longer in Starfleet, he no longer carries the weight of that behind him," Kurtzman explained. "In some ways, it's easier to be [a great man] when you're a captain. But it's an entirely different thing when you don't have an army behind you. When you want to get something done and fight an injustice, how do you do that when you're really only one man?" That question will be answered when the show airs on CBS' streaming platform later this year.
Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway.