The second season of Star Trek: Picard is arriving in just a few weeks, with the third close to wrapping production. Recently there has been some reporting on what might come next, like a fourth season of the series or even a new anthology show. TrekMovie had a chance to ask executive producer and co-showrunner Akiva Goldsman about both.
Door remains open for Picard season four
In a TrekMovie interview last September, Akiva Goldsman stated that Picard was planned with three seasons in mind, with the door still open for more. But last month comments from both Patrick Stewart and Akiva Goldsman in the latest issue of SFX Magazine sparked more discussion and speculation over this topic. In a new group interview with Goldsman and members of the media, TrekMovie had the opportunity to get the latest update from Goldsman on that open door for a fourth season. Goldsman said:
The door is always open for a season four… but as of now, it is just three seasons. It was always planned to be three seasons… If some combination of CBS and Patrick [Stewart] and the world all said, “season four” I’m sure we would engage it, dare I say? But no, currently it remains a three-season object.
About that anthology show idea
During that same SFX Interview, Goldsman talked about a concept he called “Tales of the Federation,” an anthology-style Star Trek show. He even suggested how it could bring back George Takei as Sulu or Scott Bakula as Archer. The comment garnered some fan speculation and media attention, so TrekMovie asked Goldsman if this was a real concept or just something he came up with during the interview. He revealed it was the latter:
The anthology show is sadly not a real thing. It was me riffing… [The SFX interviewer] said, “What’s your idea for a fun Star Trek show?” So, there are zero plans for an anthology show. Apparently, except my own whimsy.
More to come
The second season of Star Trek: Picard will arrive on March 3. TrekMovie will have more from the Goldsman interview as well as interviews with Patrick Stewart and members of the cast in the coming days, so stay tuned.
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