With production starting in a month, the new Star Trek series featuring the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard continues to shape up.
Australian newcomer added to the cast
This morning it was announced on Deadline (and confirmed by CBS) that the Picard show has added another series regular. Australian actor and model Evan Evagora has been cast to star alongside Patrick Stewart. No details have been provided on the role Evagora will play. He joins Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd, both of whom were announced as series regulars last week.
At 23, Evagora’s acting career is just getting started. He had a small role in the Australian drama Secret City, and has recently filmed a part for the upcoming horror comedy adaptation of Fantasy Island. According to his bio, he was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. His mother Marie is of New Zealand and Cook Island Maori descent and his father, Xristos, immigrated to Australia from his homeland of Cyprus. Before transitioning to acting, Evagora interests focused on sports, including winning a state boxing championship and competing in football finals.
Evagora has also been working in modeling over the last couple of years. Below you can see his Instagram post from the catwalk of Australia Fashion Week 2018.
One month to production
As we reported last week, the Picard series is set to start production at Santa Clarita Studios in California on April 14th. The first season of the show is expected to run 10 episodes, and be highly serialized. CBS has yet to confirm a title for the show, but according to Production Weekly, the show could possibly be titled Star Trek: Destiny or Star Trek: Picard. The first two episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper. Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star Jonathan Frakes has also confirmed he will be directing.
Keep up with all the news on the Picard show and other upcoming Star Trek TV shows here at TrekMovie.com.