With a little over a month until we finally get to see Star Trek: Picard comes to our television screens. CBS All Access has released a fantastic new trailer for the series, which sees Picard admitting that he was haunted by his past.
The new series, which is scheduled to start on the 23 January is set 18 years after the events we saw in Star Trek: Nemesis. Picard has retired from Starfleet to run the family vineyard in France, but he is still haunted by his past. Specifically the death of Commander Data and the destruction of Romulus.
The recent comic book series Star Trek: Picard: Countdown deals somewhat with the latter and sees Admiral Picard on a mission to evacuate as many Romulans as possible from the various colonies that surround Romulus. Picard runs into difficulties when he comes across one colony of Romulans who has enslaved the Yuyati race that lives on the planet. The Romulans intend to leave the Yuyati to die, but Picard won’t allow it. This comic book series is very much a precursor to the pending series and is pretty much giving us the backstory in terms of what happened and why Picard feels strongly enough to try and put things right in the new TV show. The comic book has already given readers a big clue to the origins of the young woman that Picard sets out to help in the new series.
Star Trek: Picard is the latest in a slew of CBS Star Trek shows. In addition to Picard CBS, All Access has Star Trek: Discovery, which will be airing its third season in late 2020 and an animated show called Lower Decks, which is currently in development. News broke recently that Picard had already been picked up for a second season. This suggests that CBS is extremely confident that the fan reaction will be positive to the show.
Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway.