Okay, so good news for all Star Trek fans! Sir Patrick Stewart is making a confirmed return to Star Trek as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in an all-new Star Trek television series.

Alex Kurtzman, co-creator of “Star Trek: Discovery” made an unexpected appearance at the Star Trek Vegas Convention and announced the upcoming new televisions series. Kurtzman was surprisingly accompanied by Patrick Stewart who also confirmed his role in the new series.

Patrick Stewart even posted on social media about his return in the popular franchise. He wrote:

“I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over. I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.

During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

Stewart has played the role of Picard in the past through four movies and seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He made his last appearance on Star Trek: Nemesis. We don’t have any knowledge about the plot of the series yet except that it will stream on CBS All Access.

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