Sir Patrick Stewart, while making the rounds in the UK to promote his latest movie, The Kid Who Would Be King, spoke about the new Picard show, set to debut late this year.
On The Graham Norton Show, Stewart admitted that he “still can’t quite fully take it on board, because I am not only reviving Jean-Luc Picard, but I’m also co-executive producer, which I have never done before.
“We are reviving a Picard story. It is exactly nineteen years in the future , which is how time has passed since the last time I put on my space suit. It has been that long I mean for the television series.”
When asked why Jean-Luc Picard had a British and not a French accent, the actor gave an example of a French accent to the hosts and guests on the show.
“They didn’t use it,” he said, while everyone laughed.
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On This Morning Show, and RTE, Stewart told fans what they already know, that there is a great deal of secrecy around the project. “We are trying to keep it under covers as much as possible,” he said, “because that we hope will entice people to tune in and watch it, and then get taken up in the new world that The Next Generation is now inhabiting.”
“I can’t even tell you the title of the series,” he said in an interview with RTE. “All these things are banned. But I can tell you we are shooting in California, and we have some brilliant people working on this show.”