CBS has some good news this week. First they announced their CBS All-Access streaming service is doing well with over 2 Million subscribers. One could guess that a large number of those subscribers are attributed to it's Star Trek revival series, Star Trek: Discovery. These favorable numbers undoubtedly led to the second announcement which is a new Star Trek series starring Sir Patrick Stewart who will be returning to his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. CBS has a history of seeing success with a show and then mirroring it in spin off shows, like the 12 versions of CSI and NCIS they produced over the last 2 decades. It seems like Star Trek is the next franchise to get the CBS treatment.
Stewart helped make the announcement himself at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention as seen in the video above. “I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.” We haven't seen Stewart as Picard since 2002's underrated (fight me, it's good) Star Trek: Nemesis film.
I can't wait for Star Trek: Los Angeles and Star Trek: Miami. Make it so!