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An untitled Star Trek series will be produced by CBS Television Studios and will star Patrick Stewart, reprising the role of Jean-Luc Picard. [1] The new series will be set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, [2] dealing with "the new chapter in Picard's life." Stewart has hinted that Picard may not be a captain in the series, and may be "a very different individual" from when he was last seen. [3]

The series will form part of Alex Kurtzman's five-year deal with CBS to expand the Star Trek franchise, and will air on CBS All Access. [4] Kurtzman will serve as executive producer on the series along with Stewart, as well as James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry. [5] Writer Kirsten Beyer reportedly devised the concept for the series, [6] and she will feature as part of the writing staff alongside Kurtzman, Duff, Goldsman, and Chabon.

The series was announced at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention on 4 August 2018, where Stewart appeared alongside Kurtzman to reveal his involvement. At the time of the announcement, the series was still early in pre-production, with no scripts written yet. [7] According to the actor, the possibility of Picard's return had been suggested to him about a year before, but he originally planned to reject the idea. However, upon revisiting episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and realizing the power and influence of the series, he changed his mind. [8] On making the announcement, Stewart referred to the news as "unexpected, but delightful". [9]

It has been reported that, on the day before the announcement, CBS applied for a number of trademarks in classes relating to entertainment, which could be connected with the new series. Marks applied for included "Star Trek: Reliant", and "Star Trek: Destiny", a title that shares its name with a post-TNG Star Trek novel trilogy. [10]

Work in the writers' room began in September 2018, and an image of the staff with Stewart was shared by the actor at the end of that month. [11] Production is expected to begin in April 2019, according to Kurtzman. [12]

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