At San Diego Comic-Con, treated Star Trek fans attending the Star Trek universe panel to the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard and shocked the audience by bringing out surprise guests and Star Trek icons , , and , announcing they will be appearing in Star Trek: Picard. In addition to the surprise guests, it was revealed that Star Trek’s will make an appearance in the new series as well. During the panel, it was also announced that Star Trek: Picard will premiere in early 2020 on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 territories around the world.
The Star Trek: Picard portion of the Star Trek universe panel, moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten, featured a conversation with cast members Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and Evan Evagora (Elnor), alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin as well as supervising producer Kirsten Beyer. They were joined on stage by surprise guests Brent Spiner (Commander Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh). In addition, it was announced that Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) will make an appearance in the new series.