CBS All Access is taking the season of giving very seriously: The streaming service has
reportedly officially renewed Star Trek: Picard for Season 2, more than a month before its series premiere.
Update: CBS All Access confirmed the pick-up on Jan. 12, at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
“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,” Original Content EVP Julie McNamara said in a statement. “[W]e 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.”
Star Trek: Picard finds Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role, as Picard begins the next chapter of his life. Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Michelle Hurd (Blindspot), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Mr. Mercedes) and Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace) co-star. They’ll be joined by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan and Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner, who will reprise their respective roles as Seven of Nine and Data. Jonathan Frakes (Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Troi) will also make appearances during Season 1.
“I don’t see it as a sequel. That word doesn’t resonate for me. I see it as part of the growth of the whole franchise,” Stewart previously told TVLine, adding that Picard’s “discontent and unsettled nature is present the moment the camera rolled at the beginning, and I hope it will be evident to the audience that all is not well with him.”
The offshoot will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 23, followed by weekly episode drops on CBS All Access. TVLine’s Streaming Renewal Scorecard has been updated with Picard‘s reported Season 2 pickup.
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