Shatner was asked if he’d return as Kirk for a solo vehicle as Stewart did, he replied,
When he was asked if Kirk would appear on Discovery, he added,
Shatner’s final appearance as Kirk was in Star Trek Generations 1994. Kirk also died in that movie, so Shatner’s right when he said the character’s story has been concluded.
Star Trek: Picard is aired weekly on CBS All Access in the USA, Crave in Canada and on Amazon Prime Video elsewhere; the show has been renewed for a second season. Star Trek Discovery‘s third season has just finished filming; it airs on CBS All Access in the USA and Netflix elsewhere.