Great news as the announcement arrives that IDW will be producing a 3-issue prequel series to the forthcoming Star Trek: Picard series and Bleeding Cool have all the information. 

New York, NY (August 1, 2019) – CBS Consumer Products, in association with Simon & Shuster’s Gallery Books and IDW, today announced a pair of prequels created to shed light on the events leading into the new CBS series Star Trek: Picard.

Starting in November, IDW will release Star Trek: Picard – Countdown, a deluxe 3-issue miniseries written by Mike Johnson and series Supervising Producer Kirsten Beyer. This countdown event centers around a mission that would go on to change the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard – widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction.

Following that series concluding, Simon & Schuster Gallery Books will release The Last Best Hope in February 2020. Written by Una McCormack, the novel will also lead directly into the show and continue to introduce fans to brand new characters featured in the series. McCormack is the author of eight previous Star Trek novels including The Lotus Flower (part of The Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Hollow Men, Enigma Tales, The Way to the Stars, and the New York Times bestseller The Fall: The Crimson Shadow.


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