The first season finale of Star Trek: Picard streamed in March and the show was originally set to go back into production for season two over the summer, but the pandemic got in the way of that. Now one of the returning stars has confirmed when Jean-Luc and the gang will be back on set.
Picard returns to production in February
In September, TrekMovie first reported production on Star Trek: Picard’s second season was being planned for January of 2021, and last month actor Evan Evagora confirmed the plan was “January, January, January,” but it appears the plan has had a little bit of a delay. On Thursday, actress Jeri Ryan responded to a fan on Twitter, revealing a new start date of February 1st.
Pushed to Feb. 1 now
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) December 23, 2020
Unlike Star Trek: Discovery, which began production on season four in Canada in November, Star Trek: Picard is filmed in Southern California, which is dealing with a new surge in COVID cases. Even though film and television production is exempt from lockdowns, it’s no surprise that extra time is being taken to plan out proper safety protocols. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is also expected to go into production in February in Ontario, Canada, but that has yet to be officially confirmed.
Ryan reprised her Star Trek: Voyager role of Seven of Nine in season one of Picard and is returning for season two, which is expected to include the return of other Star Trek stars, but as of now the only confirmed character being reintroduced is Guinan, played by Whoopi Goldberg. Other possibilities that have been hinted at include Gates McFadden as Dr. Crusher, LeVar Burton as Geordi LaForge, and John de Lancie as Q. Marina Sirtis (Troi) and Jonathan Frakes (Riker)—who both appeared in season one—have expressed interest in returning as well. And it has also been hinted at that Brent Spiner could return as Dr. Alton Inigo Soong, a new character introduced in season one.
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