The First Contact Day events have kicked off with big news about Star Trek: Picard, which began production in February. This included a first look teaser and some exciting casting news.
Season 2 Picard teaser
Sir Patrick Stewart started off the First Contact Day virtual events by introducing a first look teaser trailer for season two of Star Trek: Picard. He also revealed that the season is coming in 2022. Check it out…
Q is back… Spiner too!
If the teaser wasn’t enough of a clue, actor John de Lancie was a surprise guest during the virtual event, announcing he is reprising his role as Q in season two. This confirms our report from last December showing the actor hinting at his return.
Paramount+ also revealed that Brent Spiner is returning, presumably reprising his season one role of Dr. Altan Inigo Soong. Also returning is Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Michelle Hurd as Raffi, Santiago Cabrera as Rios, Isa Briones as Soji, Alison Pill as Dr. Jurati, and Evan Evagora as Elnor. The official announcement also revealed Orla Brady will return as Laris, but there was no confirmation that Jamie McShane will also be back as Zhaban, Laris’ fellow former Romulan Tal Shiar operative who joined Picard at his vineyard. Also not mentioned in the official press release is Whoopi Goldberg, even though the actress has spoken about reprising her role as Guinan on Picard.
The biggest change behind the scenes for the season is Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys) joining as an executive producer and co-showrunner, along with executive producer Akiva Goldsman. Season one showrunner Michael Chabon remains a writer and executive producer. The other executive producers for season two are Alex Kurtzman, Doug Aarniokoski, Dylan Massin, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.
First Contact Day continues…
There is much more to come on this big First Contact Day, with more announcements expected. So stay tuned to TrekMovie for our full First Contact Day coverage.
The free First Contact Day virtual panels will be available to view on-demand on Paramount+’s YouTube Channel and on Paramount+ in the U.S., following their initial airing on StarTrek.com/FirstContact today from 12:00-2:45 PM, PT/3:00-5:45 PM, ET.
Star Trek: Picard streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. In Canada Picard is broadcast on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. It is also available on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.