The dizzying alternate Picard timeline on Paramount+ won’t be an infinite one.
After solid members prompt that the most recent Patrick Stewart-led Star Trek sequence would quickly conclude, Paramount made the information official on Tuesday: Picard will finish after its third season. As a part of its conclusion, the sequence will ramp up appearances of acquainted faces from Star Trek: The Subsequent Era.
Tuesday’s announcement confirmed that actors LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, and Gates McFadden would seem within the sequence throughout its third season. Earlier Picard visitor stars and TNG castmates included Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner. This huge TNG reunion has up to now solely been teased with names and audio. Every revealed third-season actor mutters bits of dialogue in a short teaser trailer that ends with Picard and Riker dealing with off in an obvious duel.
This information arrives earlier than the conclusion of Picard season two, which is six episodes into its once-a-week 10-episode run, slated to conclude on Paramount+ in america on Might 5. Picard‘s second and third seasons had been filmed consecutively, and manufacturing on the third season concluded roughly one month in the past—at which era main sequence gamers like Jeri Ryan claimed that the present was “all the time supposed to be 3 [seasons] and completed.” Tuesday’s official announcement leaves zero room for doubt on that entrance.
Paramount is not prepared to substantiate precisely when the third season will decide up, although its Paramount+ streaming service is not leaving followers wanting for content material. On the identical day that Picard‘s second season ends, Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds will debut as a prequel to The Unique Collection, and the brand new present spins off three reimagined TOS characters’s debuts in ST: Discovery‘s second season. And Paramount’s bullish perspective about increasing Trek’s attain, significantly by way of Paramount+, may nonetheless open the door for any Picard solid member to seize a figurative replicator and preserve their very own Trek story going.