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

Photo credit: CBS/Getty
Photo credit: CBS/Getty

From Digital Spy

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.

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.

Photo credit: CBS via Getty Images
Photo credit: CBS via Getty Images

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

At least in the US, it will still air on CBS All Access.

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