Star Trek: Picard’s second and third seasons were filmed back to back with the latter still in production. Filming had hurdles earlier this month when a COVID outbreak shut down production. It quickly resumed and just a few days ago an action-packed trailer dropped revealing that fan-favorite Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) is joining Q (John de Lancie), Brent Spiner and the Borg Queen(Annie Wersching) in season 2.
Today we learned from Trek Central that after Picard wraps season 3 production, there will be no more. In an interview with SFX Magazine, Patrick Stewart who plays Jean-Luc Picard, and executive producer Akiva Goldsman confirmed season 3 will indeed be the show’s last and that was always the plan. The magazine feature is a gorgeous 10-page spread, here is a digital preview of the cover.
As sad as many will be to not see one of our finest, most influential space captains anymore, the fact is Patrick Stewart is 81, and shooting a show like Picard is taxing. We can hope that we may see some cameos in the future. Letting go of Picard will be difficult for many Trek fans but from what we’ve seen in the trailer for season 2, we will most definitely be seeing other characters from Star Trek: Picard in one form or another after the final season. More Star Trek spinoffs, anyone?