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Patrick Stewart to reprise 'Star Trek' role in new TV series

Patrick Stewart to reprise 'Star Trek' role in new TV series
Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 07:17:07-04

(AP/RNN) - "Star Trek" fans let out a cheer over the weekend. Patrick Stewart will soon return to the sci-fi franchise.

CBS All Access said that Stewart has been tapped to headline a new "Star Trek" series, reprising his "Star Trek: The Next Generation" character, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard. The announcement was made at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention,

The new series is not a "Next Generation" reboot but will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard's life. No title or air date was revealed.

Stewart headlined his "Star Trek" series for seven seasons and portrayed Picard in the movies "Star Trek Generations" (1994), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002).

In a statement, Stewart says he thought his "Star Trek" days "had run its natural course" so he considers it a delightful surprise to be playing Picard again.

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