Star Trek: Picard is now the third live-action Trek series to wrap up production on a season this summer, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking a break.
Picard season two
Production on the second season of Star Trek: Picard started in February in Los Angeles, after the pandemic put a halt to the plans of starting last summer, and it looks like things wrapped up just this week. The confirmation came on Thursday via social media posts from members of the crew, including one showing off a clapperboard for the 10th and final episode of season two. The message read, in part, “That’s a wrap on season 2.”
UPDATE: The post has been removed from Instagram
We also got a fun glimpse into the production today when co-showrunner Terry Matalas shared a look at Picard’s replicator, with the message “who’s hungry?”
— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) September 3, 2021
Season two of Picard features the return of star Sir Patrick Stewart in the title role, along with his co-stars Alison Pill (Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Soji Asha), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), and Santiago Cabrera (Chris Rios). Also returning are Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Brent Spiner (presumably as Altan Soong). Season two will feature John de Lancie (Q), and it was just that announced Annie Wersching will be playing the Borg Queen.
On to Season 3
While filming on season two is done, previous reports indicate that the plan is to transition to production on season three immediately. During the pandemic, in addition to fine-tuning season two, the writers’ room moved forward to develop the third season. Some of the Picard crew posting about wrapping up season two noted they were “halfway done” with others referring to work starting on season 3.
Three Trek shows filmed in 2021
Picard is the third Trek show to finish up live-action filming in recent weeks. The Toronto-based Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which had also started production in February of this year, wrapped up its 10-episode first season shoot in late July. Also filmed in Toronto, Star Trek: Discovery finished shooting its fourth season in late August. having begun on season four last November.
Discovery season four is set to debut on Paramount+ later this year. Both Picard season two and Strange New Worlds season one are set to debut in 2022.
In addition to the three live-action shows, production continues on the two animated Trek series. Work started earlier this year on season three of Lower Decks, and the kids’ animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is set to debut its first season this fall. That show has a two-season commitment.
We should learn more about the release dates for the five Star Trek series during the Star Trek Day streaming event on September 8th.
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