Sir Patrick Stewart will be reprising his role as the iconic Jean-Luc Picard, and fans of the Star Trek Captain are in a lather!
Sir Patrick Stewart announced his return to the Star Trek Universe and to CBS in the upcoming ten episode first season. Primary filming has already begun and is being directed by (episodes #3 and #4) Jonathon Frakes, Number One, aka Commander Riker.
The series will feature Captain Jean-Luc Picard in his older years and at present, we believe it will explore the many universes theory that was presented multiple times on Star Trek- Next Generation.
Stewart hinted at the longevity of the series, talking about three years- but we are hoping it might have some extra life.
Already cast in “Star Trek: Picard” are:
No date has been set as of yet, but the show is expected late 2019. Patrick Stewart originally played the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 1986. You can find his entire bio from Star Fleet by clicking HERE.
He’s not the same Picard you remember, so beware : “It’s been 20-plus years, so he couldn’t possibly be that same person anymore,” said Alex Kurtzman, who is running CBS All Access’s ever-expanding “Star Trek” universe, during the TCA Press Tour in February.
Kurtzman alluded to the cataclysm in the 2009 film, “Star Trek” adversely affecting the Picard character and said that the fall of the Romulan Empire set Picard on a collision course of sorts.
What we are going to see with Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc in the new series, will be a radical departure from the Picard we grew to know and love in the past.
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (born 13 July 1940) is a British performer whose work has included roles on stage, tv, and movies with a career spanning nearly six decades.
He’s been nominated for Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn awards during his career.Starting his career with a lengthy run using all the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart received the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra at the West End.
Stewart’s first significant screen roles have been in BBC-broadcast tv productions throughout the mid-late 1970s, such as Hedda, and also the I, Claudius miniseries. In the 1980s onward, Stewart started working in American television and movies, with notable leading characters like Captain Jean-Luc Picard at Star Trek: The Next Generation and its own successor films.
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Having stayed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 2008 Stewart played King Claudius in Hamlet at the West End and won another Olivier Award.
Back in 1993, TV Guide called Stewart the Best Dramatic Video Actor of the 1980s. He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 16 December 1996. In 2010, Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.
Patrick Stewart Quotes:
William Shatner has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We’re very good friends. I adore him, but we’re very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.Patrick Stewart
One of the things that I’ve come to understand is that as I talk a lot about Picard, what I find is that I’m talking about myself.Patrick Stewart