SDCC 2019: First Trailer for ‘Star Trek: Picard’

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Among the endless surprises and memorable moments at the Star Trek Universe panel in Hall H, there’s one that took the internet by storm. Hours after the the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard was unveiled at SDCC, it’s still the number one trend on Twitter, so that gives you some idea of just how anticipated this series is and how beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation has become.

Sir Patrick Stewart dropped the trailer…and brought some friends along to celebrate the occasion. Fans were shocked when iconic Trek actors Brent Spiner (Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh) made a surprise appearance at the panel. As revealed in the stunning first look at the series, all of them will be reprising their roles! It was also unveiled that Jonathan Frakes and Mariana Sirtis will be joining the cast of Star Trek: Picard, returning to the Trek universe as Commander Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi.

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart stepping back into the role of the titular Jean-Luc Picard, who’s now exploring a new chapter in his life. The action-packed trailer teases some of the other members of its incredible ensemble cast, which includes Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek), and Evan Evagora (Elnor). The reaction to the trailer has been immense and emotional from every corner of the Star Trek fandom. It’s nearly impossible to sit through it without getting a little teary-eyed.

There’s no official release date just yet, but fans can expect to see Star Trek: Picard exclusively on CBS All Access sometime in early 2020. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are executive producers on the series. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series. You can check out the latest photos and the trailer for Star Trek: Picard below!