Trekkies have been buzzing since news broke two weeks ago that CBS had tasked Star Trek: Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman with expanding Trek on TV. While there were no confirmed details on what new projects were in the pipeline, an article in The Hollywood Reporter discussed “rumblings” of Sir Patrick Stewart returning to Trek as Jean-Luc Picard. There have been subsequent tabloid reports on Stewart’s imminent return since, from both sides of the Atlantic.
On Tuesday, Stewart’s Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star Marina Sirtis was asked if she will be returning to Trek with Stewart, and the actress responded by saying she thought it was “just a rumour” that there was to be a new Star Trek show featuring Picard.
I think that’s just a rumour. https://t.co/ObIlLzqyJG— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) July 4, 2018
However, when pressed about if she was interested in returning to Trek if the stories turn out to be true, Sirtis replied back with an emphatic all caps “YES.”
For his part, Patrick Stewart has remained mum over the last two weeks, neither confirming nor dispelling the reports of his return to Trek. However, his possible return as Jean-Luc Picard puts his cryptic comment a month ago about having a “good reason” to watch Discovery, into a possible new context.
For now, the other Star Trek projects planned by CBS remain shrouded in mystery. Fans are hoping that more will be revealed at the Star Trek: Discovery panel with Kurtzman, set for Friday July 20th at San Diego Comic-Con, to be held in the famed Hall H.
Sirtis up for Discovery too
Sirtis returning to Trek has been a hot topic for 2018, ever since she showed up on the Star Trek: Discovery set in Toronto while Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes was directing an episode in May.
The actress said she was in Toronto to shoot an unnamed project, so it is possible she was not there for Star Trek: Discovery. However, a couple of weeks ago, she made it clear she hopes to be part of the show when answering a fan question on Twitter.
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