The new Star Trek show starring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Star Trek The Next Generation‘s Jean-Luc Picard will be made available for international viewers (in more than 200 countries) outside the US and Canada, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Each new episode of the upcoming still-untitled show will air on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its US/Canadian premiere. The list of 200 countries includes those in Southeast Asia, like Malaysia and Singapore.
Series executive producer Alex Kurtzman said:
“There’s only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Starship Commander Jean-Luc Picard, and that’s ‘legendary’.
We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command, bringing the optimistic messages of ‘Star Trek’ to audiences around the world.”
No details have been revealed about the mysterious project, besides the fact that it will feature the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard’s life. Star Trek fans last met Picard in the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis, which saw the honorable captain battling his own clone (played by none other than a young Tom Hardy).
With Sir Patrick Stewart much older than when we left him then, it’s probably likely that the upcoming new Star Trek series will focus on his twilight years. He’s probably serving as a Starfleet Admiral by now in the canon, but who knows?
Besides Sir Patrick Stewart, the new Star Trek Picard show will star Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Evan Evagora, 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 all serve as executive producers, with Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serving as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer.
Amazon Prime is available in Singapore and Malaysia for only S$2.99 per month (for the first six months of your subscription). No release date or window has been announced for the Star Trek Picard show as of yet.
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— Star Trek (@StarTrek) May 13, 2019