We’ve been looking forward to the upcoming Patrick Stewart-starring Captain Picard Star Trek series ever since it was first announced back in August, but have been pretty much starved for details ever since. Our biggest question, naturally, has been, “When will we finally be able to see Picard grace our television screens again?” And now it seems that question has finally been answered.
In a speech at the 46th Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, CBS’s new Chief Creative Officer David Nevins revealed that fans can look forward to the still-untitled Picard series at the end of next year. “In 2019, it’s not one Star Trek, it’s two Star Treks. Discovery at the beginning of the year, and Picard will start at the end of the year,” Nevins said, according to The Wrap.
While that’s still not a confirmed premiere date, it does give us a definite window of when we can expect the show. We know the writing of the series has been rolling along since September, and once casting is finished up we can probably expect production to begin by the middle of next year. If all goes well after a few months of shooting, the series should be right on track to hit CBS All Access by the end of 2019 — just like Nevins said. Unfortunately, outside of the release date and the fact that Stewart is playing Picard, we still know very little about the show, like its story, its title, or what other characters could be in it. Hopefully those details will start to emerge soon, because the end of 2019 is going to be here before you know it.