‘Picard’ Star Announces Free Month of CBS All Access

Actor Patrick Stewart, star of the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Picard” took to Twitter March 24 to announce that fans can enjoy a free month of the SVOD service as they shelter in place at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBS All Access is offering a month-long subscription to anyone in the United States through April 23. To activate the offer, use the code GIFT while signing up for the service.

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The free month covers either the $5.99 plan with limited commercials or the $9.99 commercial-free option. Presumably the service will begin charging new users at the chosen plan rate following sunset of the month-long trial period unless they cancel before then.

“Star Trek: Picard,” which debuts the finale of its 10-episode first season Thursday, March 26, is the most-watched series on the service to date, according to CBS. The series is a sequel to the 1987-94 series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” taking the retired Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) on a new adventure decades after audiences last saw him.

Curious “Star Trek” fans can also check out two seasons of “Star Trek: Discovery,” as well as all previous “Star Trek” television series.

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The public announcement of the free month is an extension of efforts CBS All Access had been quietly implementing to maintain viewership; in recent months the service had been offering to extend its free seven-day trial period to a month for users who decided to cancel before triggering the first payment.

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