Stewart currently plays Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard, which has already been renewed for a second and third and season. But aside from the upcoming seasons of the Star Trek: The Next Generation sequel series, We Got This Covered is reporting that the 80-year-old English actor will also show up in other Star Trek projects.
Sources told the website that Stewart has signed a new deal that will see him appear in multiple Star Trek projects other than Star Trek: Picard. The scoop came from the same sources who revealed that Star Trek: Discovery’s Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) was getting his own spinoff series long before Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was officially announced last May.
The sources didn’t specify which additional Star Trek projects Stewart will appear in, so he may show up in future seasons of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks, or in upcoming series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Prodigy. It’s also possible that the actor will make an appearance in the still-in-development Star Trek Section 31 spinoff.
Since the sources didn’t mention if Stewart’s new deal is only for small-screen projects, it won’t be a surprise if the actor also ends up joining the cast of the recently announced Star Trek movie that is being written by Star Trek: Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez. Plot details about the Paramount film are being kept under wraps, but it will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.
Star Trek: Picard season 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but since filming for the new season reportedly started last February, the show’s sophomore run would likely premiere on Paramount+ at the very end of 2021 or early 2022.