Alison Pill (“Scott Pilgrim,” “The Newsroom”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful,” “Mr. Mercedes”) and Isa Briones (“Takers”) are all set for series regular roles in the untitled Jean-Luc Picard series set up at CBS All Access.
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. The trio joins a cast that includes Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora.
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.
It’s believed Cabrera will play Picard’s pilot for the mission who is also a skilled thief with a dodgy moral compass. Hurd is tipped to play a former Starfleet intelligence officer with an addiction problem, while Evagora is rumored to be a young Romulan martial artist and potential bodyguard extremely devoted to Picard.
Judging by leaked character descriptions, Treadaway will most likely play a positronic brain specialist terrified of space travel. One of the other two will play a woman described as “smart, agile but socially inept and immature”.
Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. The show is slated to debut sometime towards the end of 2019. Hanelle Culpepper will direct the first two episodes.
Source: The Wrap