CBS All Access continues to introduce original series to its streaming service, while expanding on one of the most popular science-fiction franchises in history, Star Trek. Patrick Stewart recently revealed there is a new series about Jean-Luc Picard coming, and now, there is a teaser trailer for the the show, simply titled Star Trek: Picard.
What happened to Jean-Luc Picard after he left Starfleet? Well, the answer is simple: He opened up a vineyard, and now he makes wine. Visually, that’s all the new teaser delivers, as it’s the voice-over narration that really tells the tale.
“15 years ago, today, you led us out of the darkness,” a woman says during the trailer, which you can see above. “You commanded the greatest rescue armada in history. Then, the unimaginable. What did that cost you? Your faith? Your faith in us? Your faith in yourself? Tell us. Why did you leave Starfleet, Admiral?”
Viewers then see a close-up of Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart), followed by “The end is only the beginning” appearing on the screen. Stewart defined the role of Picard on the 1987 series Star Trek: The Next Generation, which ran for seven seasons. It is widely considered to be the best series from the world of Star Trek, and it spawned four theatrical movies.
Obviously, the whole series won’t be about Picard making wine. The series takes place after the end of the Romulan Empire and will be more of a psychological show, compared to CBS All Access’s Discovery. “[Star Trek: Picard is] a character study about this man in his emeritus years,” producer Alex Kurtzman told the LA Times. “There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver…It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing with in all these different shows.”
At this time, there is not a release date for Picard, and the teaser simply states it is “coming soon.”
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