Here’s How Patrick Stewart Was Coaxed Back For A New Star Trek TV Show

It was an amazing surprise for Star Trek fans last summer when Patrick Stewart revealed that he was returning to the sci-fi universe to bring back his iconic captain of the Enterprise-d, Jean-Luc Picard. Partly, it came as a shock because Stewart had said before that he’d put the character behind him, as he’d played Picard for so many years. Specifically, from 1987 to 2002, encompassing The Next Generation and its various movie spinoffs.

So, how was Stewart coaxed back into the captain’s chair, then? Well, it was all to do with the story for the new show that’ll put Picard back in the spotlight. Alex Kurtzman, executive producer of both Star Trek: Discovery and the Picard series, revealed to Variety that he and his team pitched their idea to the British thespian and then had to wait over an agonizing weekend to find out his answer. Thankfully,
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