After months of rumors, speculation, and a mountain of hype, CBS has finally released the first official trailer for Star Trek: Picard. Up until recently, we weren’t even sure what the show would be called, but last week, the network revealed a brief look at the logo and official title, while also showing off some behind the scenes photos. Now, after much anticipation, longtime fans can finally feast their eyes on some official footage, which shows off a much older version of Picard.
As reported by Trek News, the new trailer clocks in at around one minute in length. There’s no space combat or deliberation on a starship’s bridge to be seen – instead, the entire video is set at Picard’s vineyard in France. As the aged captain walks around his winery, a female voiceover recalls his many accomplishments and lengthy career. The trailer ends with a single question on everyone’s minds: Why exactly did the legendary officer leave Starfleet?
Unfortunately, plot details are scarce at the moment. What we do know though is that the series is set roughly 20 years after the events of 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, and focuses on Picard, who was deeply affected by the destruction of Romulus, as seen in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot film. It doesn’t look like any of the cast from The Next Generation will be returning (contrary to a recent behind the scenes photo of Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes), though there’s always the chance that longtime cast and crew members might lend a hand behind the camera.
One thing’s for certain – we won’t have to wait too long to see Jean-Luc back in action. Star Trek: Picard is set to premiere in late 2019, and will air exclusively on CBS All Access.