Star Trek: Picard Officially Receives Second Season Before Launch On CBS All Access
Picard makes it so (again).
Update: During the Television Critics Association winter tour, CBS announced that Picard had been renewed for a season season, ahead of its Season 1 premiere. Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access, made the announcement over the January 11 weekend. Additionally, Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys) will join Season 2 as executive producer.
Back in December, it was reported Picard was getting a second season. This announcement at the TCA winter tour makes it official. "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 McNamara. "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."
Original story below:
The highly-anticipated new show focusing on the iconic Star Trek character Jean-Luc Picard has been renewed for a second season. Season 1 of Star Trek: Picard doesn't premiere until early next year, but it has been confirmed that star Patrick Stewart will return for Season 2.
As reported by Deadline, Picard Season 2 looks likely to have 10 episodes and will premiere on CBS All Access. Season 1 will have the same number of episodes and arrives on January 23, 2020. There are no further details about Season 2 available yet, but current showrunner Michael Chabon won't be returning, as he's about to oversee an adaptation of his acclaimed novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay at Showtime.
Stewart played Picard in 7 seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the new show will feature a number of familiar faces from that show, namely Brent Spiner as Data, Jonathan Frakes as Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, plus Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager. For more, watch the latest trailer here and check out GameSpot's guide to everything we know so far about Star Trek: Picard.
In related news, it was recently reported that there are two new Star Trek movies in development. The planned fourth movie in the current reboot series was seemingly cancelled earlier this year, but ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish has stated that more movies are on the way. However, it's unknown if one of these are the Quentin Tarantino-written R-rated Star Trek that the filmmaker has described as "Pulp Fiction in space." Just recently, Tarantino said his Star Trek movie is unlikely to happen, although he said an official conversation on the subject has not yet taken place.
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