One of the highly anticipated television shows coming to streaming services happens this week. Star Trek: Picard is coming to CBS All Access on Thursday. You can sure bet that CBS really wants to remind you guys that this is really happening. It wasn’t a fever dream. This is is!
The trailer doesn’t give us a whole lot more than what we have seen in the previous trailers, but it does give some old school fans of the series a bit of nostalgia. You get a quick glimpse of the Enterprise-D, which is going to look so good since we never really got the series in HD.
On top of that, we got a slow, melancholy version of “Blue Skies”, which fans may remember as Data’s song to the newly married Will Riker and Deanna Troi on Star Trek: Nemesis. This is enough to get fans all sorts of excited for the new series. However, after the premiere, I’m waiting for the haters of all new Trek to come out and bash the series.
Here’s the official synopsis for Star Trek: Picard:
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. Alongside Stewart, STAR TREK: PICARD will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.
STAR TREK: PICARD will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.