'Star Trek: Picard' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the CBS All Access show

'Star Trek: Picard' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the CBS All Access show
Patrick Stewart (IMDb)

The first season of 'Star Trek: Picard' came to an end on March 27. We saw Jean-Luc Picard far away from all the Starfleet action of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', and quietly choosing to fade away in the vineyards of France. Haunted by dreams of his late best friend Data (Brent Spiner), Picard is far from relaxed. Yet, he is prodded back into action after he encounters Data's 'daughter' Dahj (Isa Briones), who is not aware that she is a synthetic. After Dahj is killed, Picard sets off on an adventure to find her sister Soji, and in the process faces a deadly confrontation with Romulans and synths. Due to a brain abnormality, Picard dies but is then resurrected as a synth. Well, cheers to that. 


The second season of 'Star Trek: Picard' was announced, even before the first one was aired. Here's what we know about it.

Release date

The first season of 'Star Trek: Picard' aired on January 23, 2020, on CBS-All Access, so in all probability, the second season might air around the same time next year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many televisions have been stalled, so it is hard to place an estimate currently.



Showrunner Michael Chabon said that they are very clear that the show can never be a 'Star Trek: The Next Generation Part 2', and it's never going to be anything TNG was. Speaking to Variety, Chabon elaborated on Season 2, "It’s going to be different in some ways. It’s definitely going to go in directions that we didn’t see in Season 1. I think we’ve been emboldened in many ways by the popularity of the show. I’ve only done this once, but I would imagine it’s probably true for a lot of television shows especially in this era: Season 1 was in many respects about learning how to make “Star Trek: Picard.” Both in a production sense, but also in terms of storytelling and who our cast is, how these characters end up forming surprising links and attachments to each other."


Now that Picard is a synth, the season will also address the implications of what this means. "We definitely don’t want to pretend like these events never happened. So, whatever the implications are going to be for Picard having this new body, and essentially a new brain structure, too — although his mind and his consciousness are the same — all of that is going to be part of [the character’s] way of thinking going forward."



While it's unconfirmed whether the rest of the cast will return, Patrick Stewart will return as Jean-Luc Picard. It's a role that Stewart can play in his sleep — as he essayed it for over a decade, including seven seasons of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and 'Star Trek: Nemesis'. Stewart is also famously known for his portrayal of Charles Xavier in the 'X-Men' franchise.


Patrick Stewart visits the SiriusXM Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2020 (Getty Images)


'Star Trek: Picard' has been created by Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman is known for his work on 'A Beautiful Mind' and 'Cinderella Man'. Chabon was the writer and producer of 'Spider-Man 2', and 'Wonder Boys'.



There is no trailer or photos available, as of now.

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