If you’ve been waiting for news on Star Trek: Picard, we’ve got a lot of it — and it’s all good.
First, the Trek spinoff has officially been renewed for Season 3, TVLine has learned. Plus, we’ve finally locked down a premiere month for Season 2: Picard will return in February 2022 on Paramount+. And if all that weren’t enough, we also got an extended sneak peek at what’s on tap for Season 2 in a new trailer, which includes our first look at newly added cast member Annie Wersching as the Borg Queen.
The trailer (which you can watch above) begins with Jean-Luc encountering an old frenemy: the trickster god Q, played by Next Generation veteran John de Lancie. “I am way too old for your bulls–t,” Jean-Luc starts to say, but Q snaps his fingers and zaps him into an alternate timeline where the world is now a dark, dystopian “totalitarian nightmare,” with a Nazi-like regime ruling with an iron fist (and phaser rifles).
“The only way to heal our future is to go back and repair the past,” Jean-Luc declares, so he and his loyal crew hook themselves into the Borg Queen (!) to time-travel back to 21st-century Earth, complete with non-flying cars. (Seven of Nine is quite an aggressive driver, isn’t she?) Time is running out to change the future — but with Jean-Luc Picard at the helm, we’re not worried.
Press PLAY above for a sneak peek at Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard, and beam down to the comments to share your first impressions.
Looks cool… I enjoyed the first season but this seems more classic Trek.
The entire first season of Picard seemed to be setting the table for a more conventional second season of Star Trek
I love these ten episode movies – they beat the tar out of the two hour ones. And as much as I loved the new cast (seriously, characters A+++), the alternate timeline movies just weren’t Trek. When you start by blowing up Vulcan, there is nothing good coming – I can’t get past it, or the severely non-Trek plots. Reboot time! New cast, original timeline, and dear god, (ire the alt-timeline writers and) get writers that actually have the first clue about what makes Star Trek the phenomena it is.
Season 1 was really good. A Season 3 renewal ahead of Season 2 is great news. Now if they just move forward with Michelle Yeoh’s series…
But at that point we’d have four live action Star Treks going more or less concurrently, which might be overkill. Discovery and Picard might be enough, especially if they alternate, but you throw in the Anson Mount and Michelle Yeoh series, not to mention the animated stuff, and that;s a lot of Trek
The Michelle Yeoh series has not actually been ordered to series yet… and the other series are not going concurrently .. I’d be happy if one ran into another so we had a new series moving all year long.
Time travel, again? Ugh.
Jeri Ryan is a treasure tho
Honestly, she is. The whole cast of Picard is fantastic. Ryan and Stewart are terrific (and they have the weight of previous love for their character rolling), but Cabrera and his SEVEN characters is right up there. And that’s not to shade Hurd or Pill – they’re completely top notch.
Couldn’t agree more.
Boy that was not what I expected this season to be! Riffing off of Star Trek 4 is an interesting choice, but I hope the time travel gimmick holds up. This show does not go where you expect it…hopefully for the better. (Still question the choice they made of ‘killing’ Picard last season, but i’ll overlook it.)
When do we get Guinan? Whoopi said yes to SirPatStew’s invite.
Probability in the past since she’s been on earth for centuries m
I know it’s a “me” thing, but I would enjoy this 100% more if it wasn’t for the twist/hook about Picard . I would be so much more interested if …hm…he was more himself. I don’t wanna say more in case someone watching this hasn’t watched and doesn’t want spoilers.
This is really tough to watch. As iconic a character as Picard is and as brilliant an actor as Patrick Stewart is, he’s just aged out of this role. It happened to Mark Harmon on NCIS, too. They’re just too old to make their portrayals believable.
Picard as a character has never been young though. When we first see him hes like 60. Sir Patrick Stewart has always portrayed a character older than what he is in real life on the show. In Picard Season 1 he’s like 94 too.
As the commenter “Snow” mentioned, Picard is 59 or 60 when he first gets the Enterprise according to canon. Don’t forget, this is the 24th century. Dr. McCoy was still hanging around in his 130’s.
For Harmon I get it though I haven’t watched in years. A real field agent would have been moved to desk duty when he was much younger.
Yep he was born in 2305 and ‘died’ in 2399. I think the advances in medical science in the Star Trek universe means that folk are just living longer. Its never really touched upon per say.
I couldn’t disagree more.
Not tough for me to watch at all, for the reasons given by others, and my belief that age does not necessarily strain credibility.
Video not available…….. No surprise there.
Well, I am not a fan of time travel, but I’ll make do. The trailer didn’t look bad. I’ll be honest. The trailer could have been terrible and I would still watch it.
They had me at Jean-Luc Picard and especially at the mention of, “Q” returning. Yep. I’m not missing Season 2.
They could still cancel the show before season 3, but I don’t think they will. They usually do this for contract reasons or to make the filming cheaper since they can film at least parts of season 3 right after or at the same time as season 2.