Star Trek: Picard season two will be released in February. We still don’t have the exact release day, but while we wait there are a few tidbits out there to catch up on for the returning series headed by Sir Patrick Stewart.
Patrick Stewart getting serious for Picard
In a new profile with the digital magazine Mr. FeelGood, Sir Patrick talked about how at 81 years old he has been feeling young again, and along the way he has also been tapping back into his serious side for Picard:
I blame Ian McKellen for turning me into a child again. Actually, there have been a number of actors in my life who have probed the mischievous child in me. Ben Kingsley did it to a great degree, and we got into trouble at the Royal Shakespeare Company for doing that kind of thing on stage. There was once an official protest by all the other actors in the company, that they had to control what we were doing because it was disruptive. And my friendship with Ian has, in many respects, brought back the better aspects of my childhood. But I’m trying to learn to be a grown up. And in the last six months I’ve been choosing my serious Picard, as I play Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek. I have seriously been trying to commit myself to how to be a leading actor, because I never ever thought of myself as such.
Evagora talks Goldberg and challenges of pandemic production
Returning for season two will be Evan Evagora as the Elnor, the Romulan sworn protector of Jean-Luc Picard. Following last month’s re-confirmation by Michelle Hurd that Whoopi Goldberg will be reprising her role as Guinan, Evagora opened up a bit in a Cameo video of his own, saying:
I can’t believe that Michelle let the cat out of the bag about Whoopi. I will say one thing… Whoopi is so kind and so lovely. I will say this, with masks and gloves on, all I did is want to hug her. She gives the best hugs.
The actor also talked about working with John de Lancie, who is reprising the role of Q for season 2, saying: “That man is as charming, as kind, and as funny as you think he is.”
Evagora avoided giving any spoilers for Elnor in season two, but did say:
I get to play with my sword again, which I was really happy about. And I really just want this season to air so we can all just talk about it and so you can enjoy it all. 2020 was a really tough year for everyone. Filming this year has had its challenges and its ups and its downs, but it was a pleasure as always.
Production designer shares insights and hints
This week production designer Dave Blass explained on Twitter he is going to start counting down the (roughly) ten weeks until the premiere of Star Trek: Picard season two by rewatching the ten episodes of season one, and revealing little tidbits along with way. In a thread from Tuesday, he explained why there is so much empty space inside La Sirena, while showing off some of the ship’s concept art.
I get asked a lot why there is so much empty space. That’s because it’s a cargo ship that happens to be empty of cargo. Here are some great Mark Yang pieces showcasing different looks and it docking with a cargo container. pic.twitter.com/oelM30UsGb
— Dave Blass (@DaveBlass) December 21, 2021
He also showed off how the variable warp nacelles on Rios’ ship work.
— Dave Blass (@DaveBlass) December 21, 2021
Blass also dropped some hints about Chateau Picard and what we can look forward to in February.
The Chateau from TNG “Family” was a mixture of stage and location shooting. The final setting had a vintage Tudor feeling. These images might be handy in February. pic.twitter.com/xND2NlVoeD
— Dave Blass (@DaveBlass) December 22, 2021
Russo back on the scoring stage
Last week composer Jeff Russo shared an image of the penultimate recording session for the season two score of Star Trek: Picard. Russo and his musicians are able to record again at the Sony Scoring Stage after having to record the score for Discovery season four remotely.
— Jeff Russo (@jeffersonrusso) December 15, 2021
Season 2 confirmed for Prime Video internationally
In case you missed it, earlier today TrekMovie reported that Amazon has confirmed that they will be streaming season two of Picard starting in February in all the same territories where they currently have season one available.
Season 3 has the guns
Believe it or not there is also some stuff for season three. We have previously reported on how showrunner Terry Matalas has been showing off a new mystery Starfleet ship that will be a major feature for season three, which is currently in production. In an image from late last month, Matalas showed off the ship’s armory, including a rack of phaser rifles.
— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) November 24, 2021
ICYMI: Star Trek Day Season 2 trailer
Here is the season two trailer released in September.
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