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Every Cast Member Returning for STAR TREK: PICARD

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) - [Left to Right] - Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), William Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Worf (Michael Dorn), Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis)

Find out who's coming back to Star Trek in the Picard TV series. Star Trek: Picard is coming to CBS All Access in 2020.

Star Trek: The Next Generation went off the air in 1994. 25 years later the crew is returning in the new Star Trek show. but not everyone. Here's who we know is coming back and who might be coming back.

First, you can watch the trailer below:

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

The title character is former captain, Jean-Luc Picard of the Enterprise-D and E. He's now a retired admiral living on his family wine vineyard. The last time Stewart played Picard was in the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis.

He had decided the role "had run its natural course" and didn't want to return. But stories about how the character had impacted fans moved him to "to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times".

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Fans of Star Trek know Marina Sirtis from her amazing outfits and a warm smile. Deanna Troi served as half-Betazoid, half-Human Starfleet officer. She started out as the ship's counselor and eventually became a full-fledged officer.

For months Sirtis was blocked from talking about the role due to legal requirements saying “None of us knows anything. They’re guarding that show like the nuclear codes.” But she finally confirmed on Twitter that she's appearing on the show.

The new series takes place 20 years after the last episode of the Next Generation — in approximately 2399. That's farther than any Star Trek series or movie has gone before. Her last time playing Deanna Troi was in the 2005 final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise along with William Riker.

So when we last see Troi she'd transferred aboard the USS Titan with Riker in 2379.

Jonathan Frakes as William Riker

Jonathan Frakes played noted Starfleet first officer William T. Riker aboard the USS Enterprise-D and later the USS Enterprise-E. Riker is brash, handsome and confident.

Since the show ended Frakes made a career as a director. Frakes is not only acting on Star Trek: Picard but directing several episodes. His last time playing Riker was in the Star Trek: Enterprise along with Sirtis.

In Star Trek Nemesis Troi and Riker two get married. At the end of the movie Riker’s promoted to captain of the USS Titan. Since then he hasn’t reprised his role as Number One for a while. That’s made him a little nervous." He told IGN "I hadn’t done it for… Nemesis was what? 17 years, 18 years [ago]. Luckily it was with my old pal, and I had just directed two episodes of the show. So I did [it] with Patrick who is just… He’s crushing it on this series. He’s just on fire. The trailer’s awesome.

Riker hasn't said much about his appearance on the show but did drop some hints. "Yeah, the stuff is great," he said. "I can't obviously tell you, but Marina and I... Well, you'll see where we are. We're together, and it's quite… it's non-military. I'll say that."

It's possible the two are still married, they may have resigned from Star Fleet. We don't know, but it's exciting to see them back.

Brent Spiner as Data

Brent Spiner played the android Lieutenant Commander Data. He's the first and android to ever enter Starfleet. Data served Picard faithfully for many years on the USS Enterprise-D thru the Enterprise-E.

While we see parts of an android that looks like Data it's not him. Spiner confirmed those are parts of B-4. The simplistic android created by Doctor Soong before Data. He was turned off and decommissioned in Star Trek: Nemesis. Data stopped Shinzon's Romulan ship Scimitar from destroying the Enterprise. He jumped onto the ship and used his phaser to destroy the thalaron radiation weapon, the Scimitar and himself.

Data is still dead. But Brent Spiner clarified that he's playing Data specifically on the series. "[Data] isn’t in every episode," Spiner said. "He makes some appearances. But he is in the show in other ways." Data's body was destroyed in a suicide run on Nemo's ship. He could be a figment of Picard's imagination or some kind of simulation.

Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine

Jeri Ryan played Seven of Nine on the show Star Trek: Voyager. Officially known as Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01, she first showed up in Star Trek: Voyager's fourth season episode "Scorpion: Part II. Annika Hansen was assimilated by the hive-mind cyborg alien as a child and became a member of the Borg Collective.

She was freed from the Collective and became a member of the USS Voyager crew. Over the years she explored many different ways of getting in touch with her humanity. When we last saw her she had her implants removed and she began a relationship with fellow officer Chakotay.

At the SDCC photoshoot, she said, "Seven’s struggle was fun for me, and I missed sharing that with her and watching her learn how to be human again. I thought that journey was over. People asked at conventions are you going to do another one, another movie. No! We told her story. That was done. Are we going to see her on Earth becoming a housewife? I don’t want to see that. And then when I learned what they has planned for Seven in this new world, you can’t turn it down. It was too rich again, and too full of new adventures and new struggles and new discoveries."

The Borg are a big part of the show. The new Star Trek: Picard trailer shows the Romulans experimenting on a former drone corpse. The word is they're trying to use the tech to stop the contagion.

Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh

Jonathan Del Arco first played the Borg Hugh in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episodes "I Borg". The Enterprise finds him at the crash site of a Borg scout ship. Third of Five is taken to the medical may and healed. Picard decides to infect the aliens with a virus and since they're all connected kill the entire species. But, after he's removed from the Collective he begins to show an individual personality. They even name him "Hugh".

Finally, they decide it would be wrong to kill them. But Hugh decides to return to the crash site to keep the Borg from finding his new friends. Later it was discovered his personality and new memories spread throughout his cube and almost destroyed them. They were cut off from the Collective and abandoned in space until it was found by Data's "brother" Lore. He tried to turn the lost Borg into his own personal army. The last we saw Hugh they had been freed and decided to create an independent collective and pursue their own destiny.

We don't know how he'll return and if he'll be alone but it looks like the Borg are a big part of the new series.

Who Else is Coming Back?

While being interviewed by The Trekkie Girls at London Film & Comic Con Robert Picardo said he's been approached for season two to reprise his role as the holographic EMH (Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I) doctor from Star Trek: Voyager nicknamed "The Doctor". "I am pleased that they (CBS) have expressed interest in me," he said. "They have reached out to my agent about next season. So I’m looking forward to seeing what it is. As you know I play two characters, primarily the Doctor but also Lewis Zimmerman." Dr. Zimmerman is the creator of the EMH.

Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, and Wil Wheaton haven't been confirmed. LeVar Burton was recently asked if he thinks he'll be on the Picard show. "Each of us, I would say certainly, right?" Burton said. "It is unreasonable to assume that he doesn't know those people anymore, or that he stopped talking to them. And if he did there's good storytelling in why." But he added there's "a lot of paper that needs to be papered" before it can happen to allude to contract negotiations.

So we'll see. There could be a big Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion show on the way!

The first season of Star Trek: Picard is currently in production, and it’s expected to arrive on CBS All Access in early 2020. The series will also be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK (and 200 other territories outside of America), with each episode dropping within 24 hours of its premiere in the US.

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