On Friday Star Trek: Picard stars Isa Briones (Soji / Sutra / Dahj), Evan Evagora (Elnor), and Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker) took part in a virtual panel for the ReedPop Metaverse. The trio of actors talked about joining the series and their experiences during the first season, as well as expressing their hopes for season two. We have the highlights plus the full video below.
Picard stars talk season two hopes
The second season of Star Trek: Picard was supposed to begin production over the summer, but has been delayed for obvious reasons. While they wait, the stars of the show are pondering what they want to be doing once they get back on the set.
Michelle Hurd talked about that final scene in the season one finale showing the crew of La Sirena together, headed off to parts unknown. She expressed her desire to learn more about how this group will get to know each other in the next season:
I would just love to see how this crazy group of people learn to function together. Because we haven’t really seen that until the last bit [of the season one finale]. I think it would be really exciting to just see who clashes with who. Who gets along with who. Who’s got a crush on who… I’m really just curious to see how this little group, this beautiful perfectly imperfect motley crew, navigate the universe. I think that would be really cool.
One strong possibility for Hurd’s hope for crushes may be for her Raffi and Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine. The season one finale showed a brief moment of romance between Raffi and Seven, and Ryan has already confirmed she will be back in season two.
Isa Briones also picked up on the same theme, and tied it into larger themes about Star Trek:
It’s cool how the end really leaves it open to anything. At this point we just kind fly off into the sunset. So it can go in any direction. I do think that no matter what, I think we’re going to see relationships developing even more.
I think that’s the most exciting thing, especially about Star Trek. What it’s always done so well is developing these characters. It’s so character-driven and seeing how these relationships form. Because it’s all about humanity; how we all coexist with each other. So seeing how we all interact with each other and become this funny little family is going to be really exciting.
Evan Evagora agreed, but had a special request:
I’d also like to see this dynamic of how all the crew are together. But I’d also like to see more of the alum make their appearances. I think I’d be really excited for that.
In addition to Sir Patrick Stewart and Star Trek: Voyager’s Ryan, season one of Picard also featured several Star Trek: The Next Generation alumni: Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Brent Spiner (Data, Alton Soong), Jonathan Frakes (Riker), and Marina Sirtis (Troi). Recent comments from Stewart and Picard producers have indicated that some of those actors may return in season two, with Brent Spiner’s Dr. Soong being the most likely. Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) has been confirmed to have a role in season two, and both LeVar Burton (Geordi) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) have strongly hinted they will appear as well.
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