Sir Patrick Stewart is putting Jean-Luc Picard's uniform back on. (Image credit: @StarTrek)

Star Fleet isn't done with Jean-Luc Picard, and neither is Sir Patrick Stewart, apparently. The veteran actor confirmed Saturday at a surprise appearance at Trek convention in Las Vegas that he is reprising his role of Capt. Picard in a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access — the streaming-only (and separately paid-for) arm of the network.

Here's the full statement Stewart posted on Twitter:

I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course. It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.

During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how he example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. 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. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life one more.

This isn't a reboot of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but instead will focus on Picard later in life.

We. Can't. Wait.