The question about if (or when) Geordi La Forge will appear in Star Trek: Picard continues with the latest comments from LeVar Burton adding both clarity and ambiguity.
No Geordi in season 2, but…
Last week we reported that LeVar Burton gauged his chance of reprising his Star Trek: The Next Generation role in the second season of Picard—which began production in February—as a “maybe.” But in an appearance on The View on Monday, the actor changed his answer. When asked the same question by The View host (and former TNG co-star) Whoopi Goldberg, Burton said:
“I can say unequivocally that I am not doing season two of Picard.”
Spotting the somewhat lawyerly response, Goldberg pressed Burton on if we should expect him to show up “at some point,” to which he said:
“Here is the thing. I believe it is reasonable—in fact practical—to assume that Picard still knows these people. They’re his friends. I think we might see more of his friends. At least I hope we do before this is all over.”
As Picard is expected to only run for three seasons, by inference Burton expects to appear in season three of the show. He first mentioned speaking to Picard producers about a guest role on the show last April when he also said he expected to eventually reprise his role of Geordi for the new Trek show. Goldberg is expected to appear in season two of Picard; however, she didn’t mention that during their interview.
Watch LeVar talk Star Trek and Jeopardy! on The View
Here is the clip of LeVar talking about Picard and why he thinks Gene Roddenberry was “always ahead of the curve.”
And in this longer segment, Burton talks about Roots, Reading Rainbow, Dr. Seuss, and how he is ready for the permanent hosting gig on Jeopardy!
Bonus LeVar: Ryan Reynolds brings in Burton to pitch his gin
With LeVar Burton being named as one of the upcoming guest hosts for Jeopardy! last week, actor and gin company part-owner Ryan Reynolds decided that Burton should replace him as the spokesperson for Aviation Gin.
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