Star Trek Picard Season 2-Star Trek: Picard, ironically, goes where no other programme has gone before by diving into the past and recasting Patrick Stewart's Starfleet Captain's tale in his latter years.
Because of the first season's popularity, CBS has renewed Picard for a second season, with ten brand-new episodes on the way.
Is Picard still on track to begin production on season 2 in January, or has that been pushed back?
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It's also been announced that there will be a third season since you can never have enough Jean-Luc.
So, what can we expect from the next chapter? Stay with us as Digital Spy travels across time to bring you all the latest information on Star Trek: Picard season two.
Everything you need to know is right here.
When will the second season of Star Trek: Picard air?
Star Trek Picard Season 2-The second season of Star Trek: Picard will premiere on March 3rd. There will, however, be a catch.
This is the only official release date we have, which is linked to the show's Paramount+ affiliation. Picard, on the other hand, is produced in collaboration with Amazon Prime Video, unlike its shipmate Star Trek: Discovery, which was abruptly yanked from Netflix ahead of the season four debut.
As a consequence, it's expected that the programme will run as usual the next day on the streaming service worldwide, including in the United Kingdom.
We pledge to keep you informed if anything changes.
Furthermore, the team has announced that season three will be released, with Sir Patrick confirming the news. Season two had several scenes that were filmed in tandem with season one.
Who will return for Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard?
Star Trek Picard Season 2-Stewart suggested that he was committed to the spin-off for “perhaps three years” before Picard even aired, which is astounding since he was originally going to turn it down.
“This may seem arrogant, but…” he told NPR, “I wanted to meet with these smart individuals [show managers] face to face to explain to them why I was going to say no to their programme.”
“A little thrill started in my spine concerning some of the ideas and notions that they were bringing forward,” he said of their pitch.
And, as they say, the rest is history.
The remainder of season two's key cast is as follows:
- Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
- Isa Briones as Soji Asha
- Alison Pill as Agnes Juris
- Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal ‘Chris' Rios
- Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker
- Harry Treadaway as Narek
- Evan Evagora as Elnor
- Orla Brady as Laris
- Brent Spiner as Altan Inigo Soong
In other exciting news, Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her role as Guinan in the multiverse.
While appearing on her chat programme The View, Stewart extended a formal invitation to the Oscar winner, and Goldberg graciously accepted.
“I haven't seen Star Trek: Discovery,” she told SFX Magazine, “but I did watch the first season of Picard, which was fantastic.” “I chat to Patrick about Star Trek now and again. I'm hoping to join their cast for a few episodes next year. That excites me much.”
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The El-Aurian bartender was last seen 20 years ago in the Star Trek: The Next Generation spin-off Nemesis, but she's back to give her longtime friend Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) some sound advice when master trickster Q (John de Lancie) sets him one of those famous tests.
Guinan is shown meeting up with Picard over a steaming hot mug of Earl Grey tea in new footage released ahead of the show's message, where she informs him: “Your answers aren't, and never have been, written in the stars… I feel you still have one more frontier to conquer.”
Annie Wersching (Runaways, Bosch, 24) will reprise her role as the Borg Queen, the show's villain. And John de Lancie will reprise his role as Q.
“The trial never ends…” So excited to announce that I will be returning to visit my dear old friend Jean-Luc Picard in season 2 of Picard! @StarTrekOnPPlus @paramountplus @CTVSciFi @primevideouk @SirPatStew #StarTrekPicard #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/DOeBT8NkUW
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Terry Matalas has taken over as showrunner from Michael Chabon, who remains on board as a writer and producer.
Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris from Star Trek: Voyager) was supposed to work with Picard and Discovery, but schedule conflicts prevented him from doing so.
“I know there were some discussions about me directing on that programme early on when Discovery was initially coming together,” McNeill stated on Trek. Primitive FM's Culture podcast.
“However, I now spend the majority of my time producing, and while I'm producing, I'm also working full-time on a programme. I wasn't available when they were selecting their first round of filmmakers, and the stars haven't aligned since then.”
He said, ” “I did speak with Terry Matalas about the second season of Picard. He and I have lately reunited and had a few discussions, which has been wonderful. Terry had discussed getting me over there as a director or an actor, as well as bringing Tom Paris [return], but it all came down to scheduling.
“Picard is something I'd want to do. That first season was one of my favourites. They asked me to make a Picard episode. It wasn't a long sequence of scenes or anything like that; it was just a few sequences with Patrick.
“I believe it was just view screen things, or maybe in his office or something; it wasn't a lot, but they were trying to figure it out so it wouldn't be too much so the timetable would work, but it didn't.”
What will happen in the second season of Star Trek: Picard?
Picard and his crew must travel to the twenty-first century to defend the future from a totalitarian tyranny, according to the trailer.
And here's the kicker: Picard's duplicate is in charge of that government, which means Patrick Stewart will very certainly be pitted against… Patrick Stewart in a spectacular fight scenario. So, a lot is going on here, and the stakes are high.
In terms of what we'd want to see, we hope that, like Discovery, Star Trek's fundamental premise of diversity continues to include LGBT people in future episodes.
Initially, this was Picard's one major blunder, but the season one finale corrected this by revealing Seven of Nine is gay. Let's just hope her role isn't relegated to the background in future episodes.
She looks to be experiencing an identity problem in the season two teaser, as she is seen looking into a mirror, pondering on her life and career.
Later seasons of Picard will undoubtedly include references to the larger Star Trek world, despite the show's lack of emphasis on these connections thus far.
More on how Picard's conclusion may have set up Discovery's third season may be found here.
Whatever happens, Picard's emotional odyssey will undoubtedly continue. “I'd made it clear from the start that I wasn't interested in getting back into the uniform and sitting in the captain's chair and shouting, ‘Make it so,' and all that,” Stewart said (via IndieWire). “We must have been in a different universe.”
Real-world relevance will also be a consideration. “I believe there should be echoes of today's reality,” Stewart stated. “Because, in my opinion, the world we live in now is in a terrible and terrifying situation.”
When will the second season of Star Trek: Picard be released?
Even though a release date for Star Trek: Picard season two was unknown at the time, the entire trailer aired in September 2021.
Picard is seen in the trailer picking up the pieces of the dramatic season one conclusion and pondering what it means for him as a human in the future.
Picard also has a chilly relationship with fellow Next Generation actor Q, informing him that he's far too old for the character's nonsense.
For the first time, the totalitarian society that Q has built is shown, with the characters donning red and black uniforms in line with the planet they serve.
As a result, the group is quick to go back in time to correct Q's mistakes.