CBS All Access continues to expand the world of Star Trek, and the latest bit of casting news has to do with the upcoming still untitled Jean-Luc Picard project. The network announced Santiago Cabrera (Salvation) and Michelle Hurd (Blindspot) have joined Sir Patrick Stewart in what’s described as the next chapter in Picard’s story.
Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are all on board as executive producers. Aaron Baiers is co-executive producing. The new installment in the Star Trek franchise will be a CBS Television Studios production in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
In addition to a starring role in Salvation, Santiago Cabrera’s credits include Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon, BBC’s The Musketeers as Aramis, and HBO’s Hemingway and Gellhorn with Nicole Kidman. Cabrera has also appeared in Anna Karenina, Merlin, Heroes, and Love and Other Disasters.
Michelle Hurd’s recently been seen on Blindspot and Lethal Weapon, as well as Starz’s horror comedy Ash vs. Evil Dead. Hurd also had roles in We Don’t Belong Here, You Can Choose Your Family, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine, Gossip Girl, Devious Maids, and The Glades. She recently completed work on Bad Hair, a horror comedy written and directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People) and starring Vanessa Williams, Laverne Cox, and Judith Scott.
“The new untitled Star Trek series features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character in the next chapter of his life and will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International.”