You may recall, in "Star Trek: Generations" (1994) we learn that Jean-Luc's young nephew René and his father Robert - Jean-Luc's brother - were tragically killed in a fire in 2371 at the family home. Then, the unimaginable. What did that cost you?
While nothing released confirms this, the event that drove Picard of out Starfleet 15 years previous to the series is most likely the collapse of the Romulan solar system when its star went supernova. Like Discovery, however, it appears Picard will be chained to CBS All Access, forcing viewers between skipping the show, pirating it, or signing up for another monthly fee to watch 1-2 shows. What's the deal with Star Trek: Picard? Some people have warmed to Star Trek: Discovery, but I've also heard from die-hard Trek fans that a show like The Orville is more Trek than the actual Trek show available on CBS All Access.
"Patrick didn't want to put handcuffs on us in any way by saying, 'I don't want to do this and I don't want to do that.' He said, 'I want you to have the freedom to explore this character from a new perspective and I will always know in my gut if it feels like something he would or wouldn't do, '" he shared.
The first (and most obvious) Star Trek: The Next Generation reference is to the Picard family vineyards in La Barre, France, where they produce an excellent grand cru red wine, Chateau Picard.
The final shot of the trailer is Picard's face, looking disconcerted.
Jean-Luc Picard is facing the biggest question of his life.
The third TNG allusion in the Picard teaser trailer is significantly more subtle.
One interesting point is the difference between the age of Picard on the show and the age of the actor, Patrick Stewart.
The new poster art gives a hint at what Captain Jean-Luc Picard has been up to since he was last seen as the character on screen in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis.