As per the showrunners, the third season of Star Trek: Picard will be a universe-altering event. While talking to the SFX Magazine, Terry Matalas, and Akiva Goldsman as part of an extensive cover feature before Star Trek: Picard Season 2’s premiere. With the series’ production on season three already complete, the showrunners may have also started to hint at things to follow. When asked by SFX about Picard‘s second season, Matalas replied, “Not so much in season two,” but that the third season is completely another story. “Definitely in season three, there are some game-changing Star Trek universe ideas. Season two, as epic in scope as it is, is an intimate story.”
Matalas also suggests that the third season of Star Trek: Picard may also tie into the cinematic adventures of the Star Trek: The Original Series film. “There are a few nods to the Kirk movies,” he says. “I grew up with the original series and the Kirk movies. That’s my Star Trek. So you’ll see a few of those things kind of tie some Star Trek together. And I think Akiva has constructed a really fascinating and heartbreaking psychological exploration of Picard that no one is expecting.”
For his part, Goldsman has, so far, remained quite tight-lipped about Picard‘s third season. “I have no words for you about season three except to say you should watch it,” he revealed.
Star of Star Trek: Picard, Patrick Stewart (who is also an executive producer), is set to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. John de Lancie will also return as Q as seen in season two, as Picard’s nigh-omnipotent enemy. Star Trek: Picard‘s cast also includes Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Orla Brady, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Jeri Ryan, and Brent Spiner. In the new Star Trek season, Runaways star Annie Wersching will also be seen playing a classic Star Trek villain, the Borg Queen.
Matalas and Goldsman are co-showrunners on Star Trek: Picard‘s second season while Michael Chabon, the showrunner of the first season of Picard‘s wrote only two episodes of the new season. Jonathan Frakes also makes a return, directing multiple episodes of the new season.
Will Star Trek: Picard Season 3 be a game-changer for the Star Trek universe?