SDCC 2019: CBS debuts 'Star Trek: Picard' trailer, multiple 'The Next Generation' actors reprise roles

Hall H was jampacked and erupted to cheers when Sir Patrick Stewart walked into the panel. It was revealed that Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, Jonathan Frakes and Star Trek: Voyager's Jeri Ryan will be appearing with the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' captain when he returns.


                            SDCC 2019: CBS debuts 'Star Trek: Picard' trailer, multiple 'The Next Generation' actors reprise roles

'Star Trek' fans had a lot to look forward to during the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con 2019. In addition to dishing out some important details about CBS' 'Star Trek: Discovery' season 3, the panel also released a trailer for the much-anticipated 'Star Trek: Picard'.

Hall H was jampacked and erupted to cheers when Sir Patrick Stewart walked into the panel. It was revealed that Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, Jonathan Frakes and Star Trek: Voyager's Jeri Ryan will be appearing with the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' captain when he returns.

As reported by Deadline, the big reveal came during the new trailer for 'Picard.' The footage showed what the former Enterprise leader had been up to in the past couple of decades. Spiner plays Lieutenant Commander Data, a Soong-type android, the first and only such being to ever enter the Starfleet. Data was created sometime in the 2330s.

In the trailer, Picard says, “Data sacrificed his life for me. These past few years I feel like I don’t belong here.” Picard in his retirement state is approached by Isa Briones, and she’s something of a bad-a** fighter. “Do you know who I am?” she asks Picard, “Everything inside says I’m safe with you.”

"She is the end of all, she is the destroyer," screams a Starfleet member. At the end of the trailer, Picard and Data are seen playing cards. Picard says “I don’t want the game to end,” and Data replies “I can see that Captain.” The clip ends with the phrase, "The End Is Just The Beginning'. 

You can watch the comic-con trailer below:



 

Stewart reprises his role as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard after a long break. Previously announced cast members include Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. Talking about 'Picard', executive Producer, Alex Kurtzman explained that the show's very different in tone from 'Discovery' and that Stewart pushed the creators to think outside the box. "And (to think) about what was important about the box that everybody loves so much, so we asked a lot of questions about what Trek meant to each of us," he said. 

'Star Trek: Picard' will premiere in early 2020 on CBS All Access.

The panel also saw CBS announce the standalone mini-series 'Short Treks' would be brought back. The series was introduced alongside 'Discovery' last year and was used to showcase more about Discovery's different characters.

As reported by The Verge,  a few of the episodes will be set on the USS Enterprise and will see the return of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) from 'Star Trek: Discovery.'

You can watch the trailer of 'Short Treks' below:



 

'Short Trek' will return on CBS All Access this Fall. 

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