Twitter went abuzz shortly after Stewart's reveal at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, with fans both in Stewart's presence and online posting messages of happiness.
Original Capt. Kirk, William Shatner, tweeted praise for Stewart's return on Saturday night.
And actor Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley on Star Trek: The Next Generation, had his own silly, superlong tweet.
And you can watch Stewart make the announcement in these tweets:
And see him tear up in front of the fans.
Are you excited by the return of Picard? Party on in the comments.
First published Aug. 4, 2018 at 3:37 p.m. PT and updated throughout the Star Trek Convention's weekend.