CBS All Access has officially renewed Star Trek: Picard for a 10-episode second season.
“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. 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 January. 23,” CBS All Access EVP, Original Content Julie McNamara added.
From Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow), with Michael Chabon (Unbelievable) acting as showrunner, Star Trek: Picard sees Patrick Stewart reprising his role as retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard for the first time since 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis. Set 20 years after the events of Nemesis, the series finds its title character deeply effected by the loss of Data and the Romulus.
In addition to Stewart, Star Trek: Picard stars franchise veterans Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, and Jonathan Del Arc, as well as Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies), Michelle Hurd (Witches of East End), Isa Briones (Takers), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), and newcomer Evan Evagora. It joins a scripted slate that includes The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, and fellow Trek series Discovery, among others.
Star Trek: Picard is set to premiere Thursday, January 23rd on CBS All Access. You can check out a trailer for the series below.
Will you be watching Picard? Are you excited to have Patrick Stewart back on screen as the title character? What do you want out of this show that you’re not getting out of Discovery?