Patrick Stewart is boldly going the place he is been earlier than — Star Trek.
CBS All Entry stated Saturday that Stewart has been tapped to headline a new Star Trek series, reprising his Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology character, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard.
Stewart, 78, shocked an viewers at a Las Vegas Star Trek occasion when he introduced he could be reprising his well-known role.
The new series isn’t a Subsequent Technology reboot however will inform the story of the following chapter of Picard’s life. No title or air date was revealed.
In an announcement on Instagram, Stewart says he thought his Star Trek days “had run its pure course” so he considers it a pleasant shock to be taking part in Picard once more.
“Throughout these previous years, it has been humbling to hear tales about how The Subsequent Technology introduced folks consolation, noticed them by way of troublesome durations in their lives or how the instance of Jean-Luc impressed so many to observe in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and management,” Picard wrote.
“I really feel I am prepared to return to him for a similar motive — to analysis and expertise what comforting and reforming gentle he may shine on these usually very darkish occasions.”
Stewart headlined his Star Trek series for seven seasons and portrayed Picard in the films Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Revolt (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
Star Trek followers, thought of among the many most fanatical of any movie or tv franchise, responded gleefully on social media to the information.
YOU GUYS!!!!<br>CAPTAIN PICARD IS RETURNING!!! <br>I REPEAT!! PATRICK STEWART IS RETURNING AS CAPTAIN PICARD IN A NEW SERIES!!!!<br>THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!!<br>THIS IS REAL!!!!!! >w<<br>*fangirls actually arduous* <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/StarTrek?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#StarTrek</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CaptainPicard?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#CaptainPicard</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PatrickStewart?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#PatrickStewart</a> <a href=”https://t.co/rAApbjyczM”>pic.twitter.com/rAApbjyczM</a>
Pricey <a href=”https://twitter.com/SirPatStew?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@SirPatStew</a>: <br>27 years in the past when my father handed away, one evening I flipped on my TV to cease crying. I watched you as <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/JeanLucPicard?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#JeanLucPicard</a>. The character seemed, acted and gave the impression of my late dad. Watching you helped me heal by way of my grief. So glad you are returning! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ManyThanks?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ManyThanks</a> <a href=”https://t.co/1L0Gzv88Y8″>pic.twitter.com/1L0Gzv88Y8</a>