Sir Patrick Stewart could be making his return to ‘Star Trek’ in a much bigger way than we thought! A previous article hinted that a new ‘Star Trek’ animated series is being developed by CBS as part of their ‘Star Trek’ universe expansion under ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ co-creator Alex Kurtzman. Now, a new report has been released and seems to substantiate the rumor and goes on to imply that Patrick Stewart may lend his voice to the series!
The report claims that Stewart has a verbal agreement with CBS to return to ‘Star Trek.’ A source released a statement, saying:
“There are animated series also in the works, and Patrick could easily lend his voice to them.”
While fans should be familiar with Stewart’s acting work, some may not know that he is also an accomplished voice actor. He has voiced characters on ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘American Dad,’ ‘Futurama,’ and ‘Family Guy.’ He has even voiced Captain Picard for jokes in ‘Family Guy.’ Stewart’s voice talents have also taken him to the big screen, starring in animated films such as ‘The Prince of Egypt’ and ‘The Emoji Movie.’
The initial rumors of Stewart’s return to ‘Trek’ came on the heels of an announcement from CBS regarding their deal with Kurtzman and his production team The Secret Hideout to expand the ‘Star Trek’ franchise.
While CBS has obviously declined to comment on Stewart’s rumored return, Stewart previously teased that he would be returning and may need to “brush up on his ‘Star Trek!’ Stewart portrayed Captain Picard for seven seasons of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and in four of the more recent ‘Star Trek’ films.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!