Television & Film

STAR TREK: PICARD Renewed for Season 2 Pre-Premiere

With all the buzz around the series premiere and the corresponding comics, Short Treks, and fan speculation, it’s no surprise that Picard has already been renewed for a Season 2. Shortly following the start of the series, the new episodes should begin shooting in spring.

As you may or may not be aware, the series takes place following the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. It’s supposedly going to explore further into the Next Generation universe, including some more stories about the USS Kelvin.

Star Trek: Picard airs January 23rd on CBS All-Access; if you haven’t begun reading the Picard Countdown comics from IDW, now is the time! Publication of the 3rd issue has been delayed to the end of this month, but you can currently purchase installment #1 and #2 on the IDW website. And yes, these books are canon and will reportedly be relevant to the Picard plot.

“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that Star Trek fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on Jan. 23.”

Just like Season 1, Season 2 is slated for 10 brand new Star Trek episodes.

The first season will consist of Stewart himself, naturally, Isa Briones (American Crime Story), Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies), Michelle Hurd (Marvel’s Daredevil), Alison Pill (American Horror Story), Harry Treadaway (Mr. Mercedes), and newcomer Evan Evagora. No news about who will return for Season 2, though we can say with a fair amount of certainty that Stewart’s character, the show’s namesake, will return as the star. No plot has been confirmed, either.

Though it has been neither confirmed nor denied, talk of Michael Dorn returning has arisen here and there. Not to fear: producer Alex Kurtzman tells us that Worf won’t look like the Discovery Klingons, and that the differences in appearance for both the Klingons and Romulans in Star Trek: Picard should be explained.

Since production is slated to begin this spring, we’re expecting season 2 trailers and teasers in late summer or fall of 2020.

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