Evan Evagora, a young Australian actor of Maori-Cyprian descent, has been cast as a series regular in the still untitled “Star Trek” series following Patrick Stewart’s iconic Captain Jean-Luc Picard character.
Set two decades after the events of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the story will follow the former U.S.S. Enterprise captain in the next phase of his life. Officially no plot or character details are out.
Unofficially it’s said the story will play up into Picard’s love of archaeology with a mission to revolve around some sort of alien artefact that’s been discovered.
Evagora’s role hasn’t been revealed, but it’s very likely to be that of K’Bar – a young Romulan martial artist extremely devoted to Picard. He could potentially be both a protege and bodyguard.
Evagora joins a cast that includes Santiago Cabrera as a skilled thief with a dodgy moral compass who becomes Picard’s pilot for a mission, while Michelle Hurd will play a former Starfleet intelligence officer with a long-term substance abuse problem.
The Picard series will air on CBS All Access in the U.S. and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International. Stewart, Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.