Star Trek: Picard: When is it released? Who is in the cast? How to watch in the UK

Make it so! Sir Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard for the next chapter in the Star Trek story.

Hit warp speed and celebrate Trekkies, the highly-anticipated TV series Star Trek: Picard has a home in the UK on Amazon Prime Video.

Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise his famous role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons in Star Trek: Next Generation, telling the story of the next chapter in the captain’s life. The journey has begun!

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When is Picard released in the UK?

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard in Next Generation

Star Trek: Picard will premiere in 2019 on Prime Video.

Patrick Stewart has described the series as a "ten-hour moviue" and said that they are hoping to make more than one season.

How to watch Picard on BT TV

Picard will air exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime Video.

It will air within 24 hours of the US premiere on CBS All Access.

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First teaser trailer and key art revealed

Picard: Key art

Amazon Prime Video has revealed a first look at the highly anticipated return of Jean-Luc Picard with a teaser trailer and key art for the upcoming Amazon Original series Star Trek: Picard.

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men) 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.

 

Who is in the cast?

Alongside Stewart, the series will also star Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Evan Evagora, and Michelle Hurd (Blindspot).

 

 

 

Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow) is the executive producer.

What do we know about the story of Picard?

Patrick Stewart

The series is expected to be set during Picard’s ‘golden years’. This period was referenced in the 1994 Next Generation finale All Good Things.

"There's only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Starship Commander Jean-Luc Picard, and that's 'legendary'" said series executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

"We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command, bringing the optimistic messages of Star Trek to audiences around the world."

Speaking at Paleyfest, Kurtzman said: "I had an amazing experience yesterday. I sat at Patrick's kitchen table and I heard him read the first episode, and I almost cried.

"It was quite something. He's at an amazing place in his life. He's so excited."

 

In an interview with EW, Kurtzman revealed Stewart's response on reading the scripts.

"He walked into the room and he had a huge smile on his face and said, 'This is wonderful'. What he understood at that point … was that he was with people who desperately wanted to collaborate with him, that we weren't trying to exploit him," explained Kurtzman.

"He knew if he was going to go back to Picard, it needed to be for the greatest reason ever."

"Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with in Next Gen is really exciting."

Picard will air exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime Video.

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