‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Crew Is Hunted by New Villain in ‘Picard’ Trailer
The trailer for Picard‘s third and final season revealed the story will involve the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation being hunted by a mysterious villain, unveiled as Vadic. Tony-winning actress Amanda Plummer is playing the alien, the captain of the warship The Shrike. Ashlei Sharpe, who will play Ensign Sidney La Forge (the oldest daughter of Geordi La Forge), and Mica Burton, who will play Alandra La Forge (the youngest daughter of Geordi) are the new additions to Saturday’s cast.
Picard will wrap with season three, which premieres Feb. 16 on Paramount Plus, and will be a reunion for the cast of Next Generation, the series which ran for seven seasons from 1987-1994 and spawned four feature films. The Next Generation cast members who are returning include Burton and Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes. Gates McFadden. Marina Sirtis. And Brent Spiner, who plays Lore, the evil brother of Spiner’s android Data. Jeri Ryan, Michelle Hurd also star in Picard. The trailer showed one more surprise: Daniel Davis will be returning to the role of Professor Moriarty. He is the holographic character that became self-aware and has starred in two fan-favorite episodes.
In addition to the fresh look at Picard, the Star Trek panel showed off the first look at Discovery season five, and included the news that new castmembers will include Callum Keith Rennie as Rayner, a gruff Starfleet captain, as well as Eve Harlow as Moll and Elias Toufexis as L’ak, with both characters described as former couriers turned outlaws.
The panel, hosted by MTV’s Josh Horowitz, also unveiled the mid-season trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy and revealed the news that Ronny Cox will reprise his Next Generation role of Edward Jellico, who has been promoted from captain to admiral in the years since audiences last saw him. Oct. will see the return of the first season. 27.