CBS and Amazon have announced this morning that the upcoming Star Trek series about an older Captain Jean-Luc Picard will air on Amazon Prime Video internationally. All Access’ Picard series, outside of the US and Canada, will debut on Prime in more than 200 countries. Each episode arrives on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its US premiere on CBS All Access.
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“There’s only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, and that’s ‘legendary,’” series executive producer Alex Kurtzman said. “We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command,” he added. Stewart will once again be “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. It’s an honor to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back for what is sure to be another world-class extension.”
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The untitled series also stars Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Mr. Mercedes, Penny Dreadful), and Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace). In addition, Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Evan Evagora and Michelle Hurd (Blindspot) round out the cast.
CBS Television Studios will produce the series in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Additionally, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth executive produce.