Paramount+ Releases Trailer for Season Two of Santiago Cabrera’s “Star Trek: Picard”

It’s all about time for Santiago Cabrera

Paramount+ has released the official trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Picard, starring the 42-year-old Chilean-Venezuelan actor.

Santiago Cabrera

The teaser sees Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard reflect and ponder on “the true and final frontier” – time.

“Time can turn even our most impulsive, our most ill-considered actions into history,” he says. “What we do in a crisis often weights upon us less heavily than what we wish we had done – what could have been. Time offers so many opportunities but never second chances.”

Stewart’s protagonist speaks over a sprawling look inside an office adorned with paintings and figurines of the Starship Enterprise, artwork of the Starfleet insignia and an hourglass that seems to move in reverse.

The teaser takes a sinister twist as the music shifts from an inspirational rendition of the franchise’s theme to an eerie tone and as a playing card, a queen of hearts, disintegrates into thin air – only leaving behind the letter “Q.”

“The trial never ends,” a mysterious voice says before breaking into an ominous laugh.

Talk about a never-ending trial combined with “Q” can only lead to one character, John de Lancie’s Q, who will appear in Season 2 when it returns to Paramount+ in 2022. De Lancie, who first played the mysterious antihero in Star Trek: The Next Generation and most recently on Star Trek: Lower Decks, confirmed during the panel that he’ll reprise his role.

He will join Stewart, Cabrera and fellow cast members Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady and Brent Spiner in Season 2, which has started production, Paramount+ revealed.

 

Star Trek: Picard follows its titular character into the next chapter of his life. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

CBS All Access Renews Santiago Cabrera’s “Star Trek: Picard” for a Second Season

Santiago Cabrerawill be spending more time in space…

CBS All Access has officially renewed Star Trek: Picard, starring the 41-year-old Chilean actor, for a second season.  

Santiago Cabrera

The announcement comes after the series received millions in tax credits from the state of California last month.

“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” proclaimed Julie McNamara. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that Star Trek fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on January. 23,” the ViacomCBS owned streamer’s EVP, Original Content added.

While the Picard renewal is now official, there is no official word yet when Season 2 will premiere and how many episodes it will be. But the belief is that the Alex Kurtzman series is looking at a late 2020 or early 2021 lift-off with 10-episodes, similar to the soon-to-launch first season.

The much-anticipated Picard sees Patrick Stewart reprise his Star Fleet role for the first time since 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis movie. The series also stars Next Gen vets Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner, Jeri RyanJonathan Del Arco, Michelle HurdIsa BrionesAlison Pill, Harry Treadawayand Evan Evagora.

Screen Media Acquires U.S. Rights to Garcia Bernal’s Sci-Fi Comedy “Zoom”

Gael Garcia Bernal will zoom into American theaters next year…

Screen Media has acquired the U.S. rights to the Pedre Morelli-directed dimension-hopping sci-fi comedy Zoom, starring the 37-year-old Mexican actor.

Gael Garcia Bernal in Zoom

Screen Media plans to release the film sometime during the third quarter of 2016.

Starring Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Jason Priestley and Tyler Labine, the partly animated, partly live action film sees three creative spirits — a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director — who live in different realities but end up each writing a story about one of the others.

The Rhombus Media and 02 Filmes Canada/Brazil co-production was written by Matt Hansen and produced by Niv Fichman and Andrea Barata Ribeiro.

Zoom saw its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated by Needle for Screen Media, with Gregory Chambet of WTFilms on behalf of the filmmakers.

Garcia to Star in the Zombie-Themed Horror Comedy “Cooties”

It appears Jorge Garcia has a serious case of the cooties

The 40-year-old half-Cuban/half-Chilean American actor has signed on to star in the prepubescent horror comedy Cooties.

Jorge Garcia

Garcia, who last starred in Fox’s short-lived drama Alcatraz, will portray a teacher in the film, which follows a zombie-like epidemic that originates from an infected chicken nugget and turns elementary school students into rampaging savages.

Written by InsidiousLeigh Whannell and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, the film also stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Nasim Pedrad.

Filming is expected to begin on July 15 in LA with Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion directing.

Garcia, who rose to acclaim on ABC’s Lost, most recently guest-starred on the fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time.