CBS All Access is the latest streamer to provide an extended trial period during this period of social distancing and quarantine, and just in time, too, as this Thursday marks the end of Star Trek: Picard Season 1.
The announcement comes with an emotional gut punch of a video featurette, which has Stewart, producer Alex Kurtzman, astronaut Mae Jemison, Anson Mount, and others talking about what Star Trek has meant to them and to the wider world. It’s pretty damn wonderful, and exactly the kind of pickup you might need in the current climate of fear and uncertainty. (If you’re anything like me, you’ve already been binge-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation for comfort during this difficult time.) Check it out below…
Star Trek: Picard has already greenlit a Season 2, which means we will be getting more of Jean-Luc “JL” Picard’s story down the road. While Michael Chabon will be stepping down as showrunner for the second season so he can focus on adapting his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay for CBS TV/Showtime, Chabon will stay on as an executive producer for Picard Season 2 alongside Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart, Terry Matalas, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth, with Aaron Baiers and Kristin Beyer serving as co-executive producers.
For those who have been hesitant to check out Picard because of the CBS All Access paywall, now may be the time to dig in. You can check out the full synopsis below:
“At the end of the 24th century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj (Isa Briones), in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.”
In addition to Star Trek: Picard, CBS All Access also has the first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery available to stream. You can check out the show synopsis below:
“Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.”
What are you waiting for? Make it so!