Star Trek executive producer Alex Kurtzman and Patrick Stewart were the surprise guests at Star Trek Las Vegas this week where they announced the next Star Trek show and return of a Captain Picard!

Watch below how the announcement was made…

Earlier that day it was announced that Alex Kurtzman would be on-stage at 1:30 pm with exciting news that you would not want to miss.

After the William Shatner panel, Alex Kurtzman appeared on-stage and said he had an announcement about a new Star Trek show but was the not the right person to announce it. The doors opened and Patrick Stewart appeared to cheers.

Alex Kurtzman said:

“With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold. For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honour generations both new and old.”

Patrick Stewart posted this on Instagram

Discovery co-executive producer and writer Ted Sullivan posted this on Twitter