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Patrick Stewart is coming back to 'Star Trek' in new TV series

The new series is not a "Next Generation" reboot but will tell the story of the next chapter of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard's life. (Source: Mike Egerton/PA via AP) The new series is not a "Next Generation" reboot but will tell the story of the next chapter of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard's life. (Source: Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

(AP/RNN) - "Star Trek" fans let out a cheer over the weekend. Patrick Stewart will soon return to the sci-fi franchise.

CBS All Access said that Stewart has been tapped to headline a new "Star Trek" series, reprising his "Star Trek: The Next Generation" character, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard. The announcement was made at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention,

The new series is not a "Next Generation" reboot but will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard's life. No title or air date was revealed.

Stewart headlined his "Star Trek" series for seven seasons and portrayed Picard in the movies "Star Trek Generations" (1994), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002).

In a statement, Stewart says he thought his "Star Trek" days "had run its natural course" so he considers it a delightful surprise to be playing Picard again.

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