We’re definitely moving along now, as in the wake of Friday’s announcement that director Hanelle Culpepper will be helming the pilot episodes of the upcoming Picard Star Trek series, we now have two of Patrick Stewart’s co-stars for the still-untitled project.
Launching production next month in California, the Jean-Luc Picard revival series finds television mainstays Michelle Hurd and Santiago Cabrera beaming aboard the new show to join returning franchise icon Patrick Stewart in the latter end of the 24th century.
Hurd is a 30-year veteran of television acting, including stints on Law & Order: SVU, ER, Gossip Girl, 90210, The Glades, Daredevil, and Blindspot. Cabrera has many roles over his two-decade career, including runs on Heroes, Big Little Lies, and Salvation.
Here’s the full CBS press release on today’s announcement:
SANTIAGO CABRERA AND MICHELLE HURD JOIN CBS ALL ACCESS’ UPCOMING UNTITLED “STAR TREK” JEAN-LUC PICARD SERIES
March 4, 2019 – CBS All Access announced today that Santiago Cabrera (“Salvation”) and Michelle Hurd (“Blindspot”) were cast as series regulars alongside Sir Patrick Stewart in its upcoming untitled “Star Trek” series which will explore the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard.
Santiago Cabrera recently starred for two seasons on the CBS suspense thriller “Salvation” and was in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. In addition to Cabrera’s well-known role of Aramis in the BBC series “The Musketeers,” his other television credits include “The Mindy Project,” “Merlin,” “Heroes” and the HBO television movie “Hemingway and Gellhorn,” opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. Cabrera’s film credits include Steven Soderbergh’s “Che,” “For Greater Glory” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
Michelle Hurd is known for her explosive performance as Shepherd on NBC’s hit drama “Blindspot” and was recently seen on FOX’s action crime series “Lethal Weapon.” On television, Hurd is also known for Starz’s hit horror comedy “Ash Vs. Evil Dead,” the Marvel Universe series “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” the A&E summer series “The Glades” and CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0, among others. Hurd’s film credits include “You Can Choose Your Family,” opposite Jim Gaffigan, and “We Don’t Belong Here,” alongside Catherine Keener and Maya Rudolph. She will next be seen in auteur Justin Simien’s latest film, “Bad Hair,” alongside Vanessa Williams and Laverne Cox. Hurd is a proud alumnus of New York City’s premier artist community at Westbeth.
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.
The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer.
Little is known about who these actors will portray in the new show; while some supposed Picard show character breakdowns hit the web over the weekend, they’ve not yet been confirmed or authenticated by CBS or anyone related to the show’s production.
We’ll keep you posted as any more news on these characters arrives — and of course, anything else on the upcoming Star Trek Picard series as it breaks!