One Star Trek Universe show we haven’t heard much about lately is Star Trek: Picard. The pandemic got in the way of the series returning to production in the summer of 2020, but now Australian actor Evan Evagora is talking about when season two will get underway, and what he hopes for Elnor, his Romulan warrior monk bound to Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard.
Evagora excited to reunite with the “motley crew” in January
In September, TrekMovie’s interview with Jonathan Frakes revealed production on Star Trek: Picard’s second season was being planned for January of 2021. In a new interview with the Australian podcast Pod Syndicate, Even Evagora confirmed the plan:
Yeah, January we will be filming. I don’t know if they have posted the date. All I know is everyone’s saying January, January, January. So we’ll start season two there and in my opinion it cannot come quicker. I’m so excited, not just to get back to work, but to get back to the motley crew and hang out with everyone… in California.
Evagora shared this image on Instagram of him hanging out with his Picard family after the season one finale.
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Evan has some suggestions for season two
As for who he would like to see show up in season two of Picard, Evagora had some thoughts:
I would like to see [longtime friend of Patrick Stewart] Sir Ian [McKellen] in the show… It’s got to happen. Whether it’s a villain, or a commander, or something. He needs to be in it.
Evagora is a bit of a Star Trek fan, and after some of the guest roles in season one, he has suggestions for other Star Trek: The Next Generation characters he wants to see turn up in season two, including one character he feels has a kinship with his Qowat Milat warrior monk:
I’d like to see Geordi. I’d love a sparring session with Worf… It was Klingons who were viewed as enemies and we get given Worf and that is a different perspective on Klingons. Not everyone is the same. And I think it is the same with Elnor. It’s a different view with Romulans that we haven’t seen before. He’s so different than most Romulans are. Most Romulans are very secretive and not trusting and scheming. And you’ve got this Romulan kid—the sister/boy—and he’s completely different. He speaks his mind and in protecting and helping people.
Evagora may get his wish when it comes to Geordi; earlier this year LeVar Burton confirmed he had been in talks with producers of the show to reprise his role. However, there has been no reporting yet regarding Michael Dorn bringing Worf to Picard. But there is some hope, as Patrick Stewart—who is also an executive producer on the show—said in May he was “very hopeful” more of his TNG co-stars would appear in Picard.
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