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Star Trek finally reveals the name of Jean-Luc Picard's spin-off

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 4 days ago Joe Anderton
Paulo Amaral standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: The adventures of the best Star Trek Captain continue in online series. © CBS/Getty The adventures of the best Star Trek Captain continue in online series.

After months of referring to the Star Trek Picard spin-off as the Star Trek Picard spin-off, CBS has finally revealed the official name of the Stark Trek Picard spin-off.

So what is it called? Star Trek: The Future Generation? Star Trek: Destiny? Star Trek: Engage?

No, it's called Star Trek: Picard.

The title was announced at the CBS and CBS All Access Upfronts presentation, where they also revealed the first official still from the show: Sir Patrick Stewart wearing a jacket and a turtleneck.

Unfortunately, the still hasn't been officially released yet so we can't cover it without getting in trouble, but you're really not missing out on much.

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Sir Patrick's The Next Generation co-star Jonathan Frakes will direct some episodes, while one of Discovery's directors, Hanelle Culpepper, will oversee the first two. This will make her the first woman in the franchise's 50+ year history to direct the launch of a Trek instalment.

Frakes has previously said that the show is like a "10-episode movie", while the main man himself has teased that it could run for at least three seasons.

Patrick Stewart sitting in front of a laptop computer: Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION episode, 'Hollow Pursuits. © CBS via Getty Images Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION episode, 'Hollow Pursuits.

Meanwhile, a UK broadcaster for the show has been announced. Unfortunately, unlike the rest of the franchise, Netflix is not that broadcaster.

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