The first trailer for Star Trek: Picard released yesterday but just who narrated it and could they play a big part in the series itself?

The first teaser trailer for Star Trek: Picard, a new series featuring the returning Jean-Luc Picard, was released yesterday and plenty of questions about the mysterious and ambiguous trailer have already sprung to the mind of fans.

The trailer features shots of an ageing and retired Picard working at his ‘Chateau Picard’ vineyard but all we hear is the voice over of a mysterious narrator who remains unseen throughout the teaser.

But just who is this new character voicing over the trailer?

Picard is supposedly set 20 years after the events of 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, the last film to feature Sir Patrick Stewart’s iconic Star Trek captain.

As the trailer’s narrator states, the intervening between years Nemesis and Star Trek: Picard saw the fan-favourite character promoted to Admiral and take charge of the largest rescue armada in history. However, the narrator then alludes to an unimaginable event that could well have signalled Picard’s wine-making retirement, something we’re sure will be explored when Star Trek: Picard hits screens later this year.

But just who is the narrator?

Looking at the show’s cast list, there is one name who stands out as the trailer’s possible narrator, Michelle Hurd

However, there is no news on just who Michelle Hurd could be playing. Chances are, she’ll be a high-ranking Starfleet officer who’s charged with bringing Picard out of retirement and back onboard a starship.

Due to the secrecy surrounding Hurd’s role in the series, speculation has arisen about the importance of her character. As a result, you can probably expect her to feature prominently in the show.

Could she possibly be playing an older version of Star Trek: Discovery’s protagonist Michael Burnham? Who knows?

We have received a comment saying that the narrator’s voice sounds like Gina Torres of Suits fame, and yes I can hear that, however, as things stand she isn’t on any of the show’s cast lists, for now. If Torres is indeed in the show, it would be nice if someone could add her to the cast list, make it so. 

One thing that is certain, however, is that Star Trek: Picard will be heading to Amazon Prime Video in the UK and CBS All Access in the US when it releases in late 2019.


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