Star Trek: Picard is an upcoming TV series set in the Star Trek universe. Patrick Stewart reprises his role of Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Set 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, Picard is now a retired Admiral and is a changed man as a result of the destruction of the planet Romulus. Living on his family vineyard, he's approached by a mysterious woman looking for help. This leads him on a new journey, reuniting with old friends and seeking new allies for one more mission.
Other cast members include Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill and Harry Treadaway. Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner will reprise their roles of Will Riker, Deanna Troi and Data, Jeri Ryan shows up as Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager, while Jonathan Del Arco is back as Hugh from the TNG episodes "I, Borg" and "Descent: Part II".
The series is scheduled for release in January 2020 on CBS All Access, consisting of 10 episodes.
Star Trek: Picard contains examples of:
- Anger Born of Worry: The second trailer for the series shows Picard getting angry with an admiral on his visit to Starfleet Command, accusing the organization of not living up to its ideals and principles. He gets told to leave for his trouble.
- Arc Welding: From the official synopsis, the events of both Nemesis and the 2009 film will be woven into Picard's backstory over the intervening years in-universe, and will also play a role in him leaving his Call to Agriculture, assembling a crew, and (boldly) going back into space.
- Armor-Piercing Question: The first trailer ends with Picard looking up, obviously shaken, after just hearing such a question."Tell us ... why did you leave Starfleet, Admiral?"
- In the teaser trailer, the establishing shots of Chateau Picard evoke the scenes set in the anti-time future of "All Good Things".
- The second trailer features a Dream Sequence with Picard and Data wearing TNG-era uniforms, as well as a space battle against an apparently Romulan vessel that is a faithful near-clone of the one encountered in the Original Series episode "Balance of Terror".
- The full trailer also shows Picard visiting Riker, Troi and their child at a decidedly low-tech (for the 24th century) house or cabin — much like how Picard once encountered James Kirk in the Nexus in Star Trek: Generations. And where Kirk was busily preparing food, Riker is in the midst of washing dishes when Picard arrives.
- Call to Agriculture: In retirement, Jean-Luc Picard has turned to tending his family's vineyard and winery in France on Earth.
- Character Aged with the Actor: To some extent; the series will premiere approximately 18 years in real life after Patrick Stewart last played Picard in Nemesis. That said, human life expectancy in the Trek universe, particularly by the 24th century, has advanced substantially thanks to Federation medical technological developments, so it's anyone's guess exactly how much time has advanced since the last occasion the Enterprise crew were together in Nemesis (canonically 2379).
- Guns Akimbo: Seven unloading on some baddies with dual phaser rifles, a series first.
- Heroes Love Dogs: Now in his retirement years, Picard has a pitbull named "Number One".
- Kirk's Rock: Makes a brief appearance in the first full trailer.
- Mysterious Waif: A young woman, Dahj, who comes to Picard at his vineyard for help, kicking off the plot of the series.
- Oddball in the Series: This is the first ever Star Trek series to feature a returning captain in a starring role note , and the first since The Next Generation not to be named after the primary vessel or location of the series.
- Retired Badass: Picard, by the era of this series, has retired to his family vineyard in France.
- We Help the Helpless: Seven of Nine's stated mission.