This year’s Star Trek Day would be full of intriguing teasers — and we now have an extended look at Star Trek: Picard’s second season, which is due to air in 2022 on Paramount+ — along with the news that the programme has been renewed for a third season.
John de Lancie as Q and Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan will make their first appearances in Picard. Sr. Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in the second season of Star Trek: Picard, along with returning cast members such as Alison Pill and Jeremiah Ryan. As well as Brent Spiner, who played Data in Season 1, Annie Wersching will make her debut as the Borg Queen, indicating that Picard, Seven of Nine and crew will be facing more Borg issues in Season 2.
A finger-snap takes Jean-Luc into a “totalitarian nightmare”. “I’m way too old for your nonsense,” Jean-Luc says. With his crew and Borg Queen as backup, Jean-Luc sets out to conquer the 21st century with enthusiasm. ” Only by going back and fixing the past can we heal our future,” his voiceover speaks.
Producer Akiva Goldsman explained his decision as follows: “To make a serialised programme, you need to know the complete plot before you begin shooting it. There is a similarity to a movie in that you must know how your third act will end before you begin filming.”
A similar scenario is hinted at in the new trailer, as Picard and his crew are forced to go back in time after something Q did in the past changes the future. Seven of Nine and Picard will be dressed in tuxedos, and Seven of Nine will be driving a 21st-century automobile.
Roddenberry Entertainment and Secret Hideout create Picard for CBS Studios. Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski, lex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas and Dylan Massin act as writers and producers for Season 2. In addition, Aaron Baiers and Kirsten Beyer serve as co-executive producers for Season 2.
Showrunners for Season 2 are Terry Matalas and Akiva Goldsman. Star Trek: Picard will return to Paramount+ in February 2022.