SDCC: The Full Trailer Arrives For ‘Star Trek: Picard’, As He Is Joined By Some Old Friends In Early 2020

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20 Jul 19

The SDCC Star Trek panel has just ended, and it was rammed full of Trekky goodness, with news on a host of the shows coming up. We’ll cover everything else in a post soon, but first, the big one… They released the full Star Trek: Picard trailer, and announced he will be joined by some old friends including Jonathan Frakes (Riker) Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Jeri Ryan (Seven Of Nine), and Brent Spiner (Data).

The new Star Trek series features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as the venerable Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on ‘Star Trek: Next Generation’. The series will follow this iconic character in the next chapter of his life.

As you can see in the trailer, he seems to be heading off on an epic journey with a new crew, and we do know that this won’t be Picard rejoining Starfleet after his retirement. The new cast helping Picard includes Alison Pill (‘The Newsroom’) as Dr. Agnes Jurati, Harry Treadaway (‘Penny Dreadful’) as Narek, Isa Briones (‘American Crime Story: Versace’) as Dahj, Santiago Cabrera (‘Salvation’) as Cristobal “Chris” Rios, Evan Evagora as Elnor, and Michelle Hurd (‘Blindspot’) as Raffi Musiker.

From previous reports, we also know it is set after the events of ‘Nemesis’, and the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ movie, which saw original Spock/Spock Prime (Leonard Nimoy), trying to save the Romulan homeworld of Romulus from a Supernova using Red Matter. Spock ultimately fails, and Romulus explodes. This cataclysmic event and the dissolution of the Romulan Empire has “radically altered” the life of Picard according to show creator Alex Kurtzman, and altered the balance of power in the galaxy. The new show will be the first time we’ve seen anything canon set in the “Prime” universe timeline post the destruction of Romulus.

Star Trek: Picard‘ premieres Early 2020 on Amazon Prime in the UK and on CBS All Access in the USA.