Star Trek: Picard - Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes and Jeri Ryan Returning; Debuts Early 2020 By Nirat Anop (July 21, 2019, 9:58 pm)
Star Trek: Picard
"Star Trek’s” Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco Announced to Reprise Their Iconic Roles in “Star Trek: Picard” During Surprise Hall H Appearance
"Star Trek: Picard” Coming to CBS All Access in Early 2020
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 20, 2019 – Moments ago at San Diego Comic-Con, Sir Patrick Stewart treated “Star Trek” fans attending the “Star Trek” Universe panel to the first trailer for STAR TREK: PICARD and shocked the audience by bringing out surprise guests and “Star Trek” icons Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco, announcing they will be appearing in STAR TREK: PICARD. In addition to the surprise guests, it was revealed that “Star Trek’s” Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis will make appearances in the new series as well. During the panel, it was also announced that STAR TREK: PICARD will premiere in early 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S.
The STAR TREK: PICARD portion of the “Star Trek” Universe panel, moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten, featured a conversation with cast members Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and Evan Evagora (Elnor), alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin as well as supervising producer Kirsten Beyer. They were joined on stage by surprise guests Brent Spiner (Commander Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh). In addition, it was announced that Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) will make appearances in the new series.
Michelle Hurd’s character has an unrelated relationship with Picard’s past, she said it’s a delicious character to play. Every character is struggling with their inner demon. pic.twitter.com/hWrHmvpqPG
Sir Patrick challenged the team to rethink about what Trek meant to each other and why people love this character, and it allows the team to shake things up and give him something new to play but also honour the past.
Aka a Goldman said tonely it’s more hybrid, more character-base, it takes on the same thing that TOS, TNG and DIS took on. A hope in the future. They will do serialised storytelling so the characters have more place to grow.
Kurtzman said Picard represents the more philosopical Captain that thinks about human beings as first and foremost, and it’s the leader we need know. It’s difficult to distinguish Picard and Sir Patrick, he will tell them what he will and wont say in script.
Picard still will stand up for things he believes in, they are not doing a dark version, but Picard will do some should searching. He will still fight for the same thing, but circumstances have changed so he has to dig deeper, says Kurtzman.
Sir Patrick asked Brent Spiner to be on the show, Brent refused at first, and he jokingly said then Sir Patrick cried so he could not say no. There is no way he could say no for the fans out there. pic.twitter.com/XP5D7QwRlU
"You've got to get your laughing gear in place because we have more fun that really should be allowed in a very expensive series." @SirPatStew on working with his returning cast members #StarTrekPicard#StarTrekSDCC