'Star Trek: Picard' Season 2: 5 things to know about Paramount's sci-fi series
‘Star Trek’ has been one of the most successful franchises in the history of Hollywood and is responsible for giving many iconic moments over the years. The series started in 1966 with a TV series, which turned out to be massively successful. Since then, a total of 13 movies, 7 TV shows, and 3 animated series have been released in the franchise and garnered praise across the globe.
In 2020, the franchise came out with a new series that stunned the world and kept the viewers at the edge of their seats throughout its first season. Titled ‘Star Trek: Picard’, the series saw a retired Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and finds the character deeply affected by the death of Data in that film as well as the destruction of the planet Romulus in the film ‘Star Trek’ (2009).
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The first season of the Paramount+ show garnered universal success and was praised for its storytelling and visual effects. It was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys and 4 Saturn Awards. With Season 2 just around the corner, fans are really excited to know what’s next for Picard, Soji, and the rest of the crew.
Here’s everything we know about ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2.
When does Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ release and where can you watch it
Season 2 of the Paramount+ sci-fi series will be premiering exclusively on the streaming service on Thursday, March 3. Viewers can download the app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. It is also available through Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Android TV, Android phone and tablet, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Portal TV, PlayStation 4, Samsung TV, Vizio TV, LG TV, Roku, and Xbox One.
What is ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 all about?
The official synopsis reads, “Season 2 takes the legendary Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on a bold and exciting new journey: into the past. Picard must enlist friends both old and new to confront the perils of 21st century Earth in a desperate race against time to save the galaxy’s future – and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes.”
Who stars in Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Picard’?
The series sees the return of Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard and Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati. Meanwhile, Isa Briones will be back as Soji Asha.
Patrick Stewart is one of the greatest actors of all time and has given numerous award-worthy performances. He began his acting career on stage and went on to make his TV debut in 1967. Meanwhile, his feature film debut came in 1975 with the movie ‘Hedda’. Since then, he has appeared on projects such as ‘Dune’, ‘Star Trek Generations’, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, ‘X-Men’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Hamlet’, and many more.
Other actors to feature on the show include Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), and Orla Brady (Laris). Whoopi Goldberg would also be featuring as a guest star on the show.
The show has been created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman.
Meanwhile, Goldsman, Chabon, Beyer, Kurtzman, Stewart, Eugene Roddenberry, Trevor Ruth, James Duff, Heather Kadin, Terry Matalas, Doug Aarniokoski, and Dylan Massin serve as executive producers on the show.
You can watch the trailer here.