Last week during the CBS Upfront presentation in New York, advertisers were shown a very brief (~5 second) clip of Star Trek: Picard. Today CBS has released a proper teaser for the new show.
STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.
The video features imagery of the Picard family vineyards, and a voiceover that wonders why Admiral Picard left Starfleet, “15 years ago today you led us out of the darkness, you commanded the greatest rescue armada in history, then the unimaginable happened…” The teaser cuts to a dramatic shot of an aged Picard, and the video concludes with the tagline “The End Is Only The Beginning.”
EDIT: For those curious, the voiceover actress has been identified. It is Merrin Dungey, a prolific TV actress who has recently starred in The Fix and Big Little Lies. She had notable recurring roles on Alias and King of Queens among many others.
CBS – USA
Space – Canada
— Space (@SpaceChannel) May 23, 2019
Amazon – International
The end is only the beginning. Star Trek: Picard, featuring Patrick Stewart will be coming to Prime Video pic.twitter.com/i1VYQUZk3Z
— Prime Video UK (@primevideouk) May 23, 2019
Teaser poster too
15 years ago?
Executive producer Alex Kurtman has said that “Picard’s life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire.”
The destruction of Romulus was in 2387, and Picard is assumed to take place in 2399. So that wasn’t quite 15 years ago. They could be rounding for simplicity in the narration. It seems likely that “the greatest rescue armada in history” is referring to an effort to save as many Romulans before their home solar system was destroyed by the supernova.
First two episodes done filming
In other Picard news, as we previously reported, Hanelle Culpepper was chosen to kick off Picard with the first two episodes, and then Jonathan Frakes would direct the next two episodes. Today, Culpepper confirmed her block of episodes has finished shooting.
— Hanelle Culpepper (@Hillview798) May 23, 2019
Star Trek: Picard is expected to be released in late 2019. It will be available on CBS All Access in the USA. Space and CraveTV in Canada, and on Amazon Prime Video for the rest of the world.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Picard news at TrekMovie.