Trekkies spent years hoping for an epic comeback of Jean-Luc Picard and their prayers were finally answered! Patrick Stewart will return in the new Star Trek series, which will explore the next chapter of the captain’s life.
The legendary actor announced his decision during a surprise appearance at the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. He later shared the good news with the rest of the world in a touching post on Twitter. Stewart admitted he was always proud of being a part of Star Trek, but it never crossed his mind he’ll be able to return to this franchise.
“It is 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.” wrote the 78-year-old.
Stewart decided to go down this road because he saw how The Next Generation brought people comfort and inspired them to pursue science, exploration, and leadership, just like his character Jean-Luc Picard.
“I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.” wrote Stewart on Twitter.
It is 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. Read my full statement in the photo. #StarTrek @cbsallaccess Photo: @shervinfoto pic.twitter.com/8Ynuj3RBNm
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4, 2018