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Patrick Stewart to reprise role as Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series

Star Trek reboot, engage! Patrick Stewart has announced that he'll be reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series.

On Saturday, CBS announced that Patrick Stewart will return to the captain’s chair as Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series.

The last time that Stewart appeared as Capt. Picard was in 2002 in the film Star Trek: Nemesis.

"I feel I'm ready to return to him for the same reason — to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times," Stewart said in a statement. "I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more."

He also said that he’ll be the executive producer of the show.

Trekkies on the internet are excited about the news.