Tonight the cast of Star Trek: Voyager reunited for a virtual panel celebrating the 25th anniversary of the show and raising money for The Actors Fund. The panel was full of fun banter from the former crew of the USS Voyager, including Jeri Ryan, who also talked about what’s next for Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Picard.
Ryan talks Picard season 2 and the new Seven
Jeri Ryan had a recurring role on the first season of Star Trek: Picard, reprising her Voyager role of Seven of Nine. She was seen in the final moments of the season, joining Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of La Sirena as they warped off to an unknown destination.
While it has been expected, during the panel Ryan confirmed she will be back as she gave an update on when the show is expected to return to production:
We are waiting to see…We are just in a holding pattern. We were originally supposed to start shooting in the middle of June, but they would have had to start building the sets at the beginning of May, which we can’t do. So, we are just waiting. They are hoping we can start shooting in the fall. I don’t know.
Interestingly, the question to Jeri regarding plans for Picard season 2 came from Voyager star Kate Mulgrew. In her TrekMovie interview earlier in the week, Mulgrew said she has put some thought into Star Trek: Picard and said it would be “delicious” to return to the role of Kathryn Janeway.
During Tuesday’s reunion panel, Jeri Ryan also discussed how she felt about Seven’s portrayal in season one of Picard:
It’s been amazing. It’s certainly not something I ever thought was going to be happening, by any stretch of the imagination. I love how they have written her. I love how she has developed. She has been through a lot of crap and she keeps going. I love her resiliency and her guts and I love that she is trying and struggling. I just think she is awesome. She is real fun to play.
Watch the full Voyager reunion panel
Joining the Stars In The House show on Tuesday night were Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Roxann Dawson (B’Elanna Torres), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), and Garrett Wang (Harry Kim). They talked about what they liked and didn’t like about their characters, joked about the good old days, and generally showed off why they are all still friends. They also were treated to some very old clips of some of the cast in their early musical theater roles, plus a live serenade from Tim Russ. The full virtual panel is available to watch on YouTube.
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