During CBS’ Star Trek panel in Hall H at comic-con, the network released an official first look at “Star Trek: Picard.” Sir Patrick Stewart made an appearance for the crowd, introducing the fans to the first trailer for the new series. Another surprise was the guest stars, including “Star Trek” icons Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, and Jonathan Del Arco. All three announced they will be appearing in the new show.

In addition to the surprise guests, it was revealed that “Star Trek’s” Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis will make appearances in the new series as well. The network also confirmed that the new series will premiere in early 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S.

In the new show, Sir Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The series follows the character into the next chapter of his life. CBS Television Studios produce the series 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 serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series. Fans of the expanding franchise can watch the comic-con trailer below.

The panel featured a discussion with cast members Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and Evan Evagora (Elnor). The panel also included executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin. Supervising producer Kirsten Beyer joined in on the panel as well.

The surprise guests included Brent Spiner (Commander Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh). In addition, it was announced that Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) will be appearing on the show.

San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday July 18th through July 21st, and you can find more SDCC Headlines to stay on top of the announcements and trailers.

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