While speaking to investors, CBS CCO David Nevins revealed that the Picard series is aiming for a late 2019 release on CBS All Access.
It goes without saying that when it was announced this past June that CBS was going to greatly expand their Star Trek franchise beyond just a second season of Star Trek: Discovery, fans around the world got pretty excited.
However, that likely paled by comparison when rumors became fact and it was confirmed that Sir Patrick Stewart would indeed be returning to the universe of Star Trek. In August the actor appeared at a Las Vegas Star Trek convention and dropped the bombshell that he would once again take on the iconic role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new series for CBS All-Access.
The only problem? It’s been over three months since the announcement and we still know next to nothing about the project.
No title for the series. No other casting. No setting. Not even a hint of what the plot may be.
For any Trekker, the lack of information can be tough to handle even with a second season of Discovery set to debut next month.
But on Tuesday, fans finally got their first bit of real information from a very unlikely source.
CBS chief creative officer David Nevins made a speech at the at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference where he spoke about the future of the network, Showtime and their plans for CBS All Access.
Amidst all that information, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Nevins revealed that the Picard Star Trek series was aiming for a late 2019 debut.
"‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, in January, is in a great place. There’s huge anticipation for ‘Picard’ — that’s one of the most-loved ‘Star Trek’ characters of all time, [played by] Patrick Stewart. That’ll be at the end of the year , so there will be something [on the schedule] there."
With the writer’s room for the show up and running and production set to begin on the series sometime in the spring, a late 2019 release window makes perfect sense. Sure, it’s a long time to wait for the further adventures of Jean-Luc Picard, but considering the anticipation level for the project, CBS needs to take their time and get it right at all costs.
Other than that release window, there is still precious little anyone knows about the forthcoming Picard series. The moment that changes you can read about it right here on Redshirts Always Die.