The untitled “Star Trek” Jean-Luc Picard series starring Sir Patrick Stewart will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories, outside of the U.S. and Canada, it announced in a joint statement with CBS Studios International on Monday.Under the multi-year agreement with CBS, each episode will be available on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere on CBS All Access.Stewart will reprise his role as the revered Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: Next Generation.” Picard will be the central character in the new sci-fi series and follow him through the next chapter of his life.Also Read: 'Star Trek' Picard: Everything We Know About Patrick Stewart's Return“There’s only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Starship Commander Jean-Luc Picard, and that’s ‘legendary,'” series executive producer Alex Kurtzman said. “We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command, bringing the optimistic messages of ‘Star Trek’ to audiences around the world.”“With the incredible Sir Patrick Stewart returning as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard, we’re excited we can give ‘Trek’ fans both old and new the opportunity to see him back in action,” Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide Content Licensing for Amazon Prime Video, said. “It’s a terrific addition to our already robust catalog of exclusive Amazon Prime Video content.”Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group, added, “For 50 years, the ‘Star Trek’ series have been a global sensation, spanning generations and audiences of all ages. It’s an honor to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back for what is sure to be another world-class extension of the historic franchise.”Also Read: Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard 'Star Trek' Series Will Debut at End of 2019, David Nevins SaysThe series will also Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Isa Briones (“American Crime Story: Versace”), Santiago Cabrera (“Salvation”), Evan Evagora (newcomer) and Michelle Hurd (“Blindspot”).It will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer, and Kirsten Beyer will serve as supervising producer.David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS Corporation, told attendees at the 46th Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that the still-untitled series “will start at the end of” 2019.Read original story ‘Star Trek’ Jean-Luc Picard Series to Air on Amazon Prime Video Internationally At TheWrap
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CBS All Access is officially moving forward on the development of a standalone "Star Trek" series starring Michelle Yeoh, Variety has learned. The series would see Yeoh reprise the role of Philippa Georgiou, expanding on the character's current position as a member of Section 31, a shadowy intelligence agency operating within the Federation. Yeoh is also set […]
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