It’s a First Contact Day miracle! We have just passed the halfway point on season two of Star Trek: Picard, but Paramount+ just announced big news for season three. The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be reuniting in season three.
The Next Generation reunites for Picard
Paramount+ today revealed that Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner will star alongside Stewart in season three of Star Trek: Picard.
Check out the announcement video…
International viewers can see the video on StarTrek.com
Picard concludes with season three
Paramount+ also announced the third season will be the “concluding chapter in the Star Trek: Picard saga.”
Executive producer Terry Matalas is the sole showrunner for season three, which wrapped up filming last month. In the announcement, Matalas said of season three:
“I remember watching the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation almost 34 years ago with my father like it was yesterday. It was the spark that ignited my love for science fiction. So, it’s most fitting that the story of Jean-Luc Picard ends honoring the beginning, with his dearest and most loyal friends from the U.S.S. Enterprise. It would be an understatement to say that giving these characters a proper send-off is an honor. The entire Star Trek: Picard team and I can’t wait for fans to experience this final, high-stakes, starship-bound adventure in season three!”
It is only fitting this announcement came today. As depicted in the film Star Trek: First Contact, starring the aforementioned Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members, April 5, 2063, is the day that humans first make contact with Vulcans, marking a pivotal moment of exploration and acceptance in Star Trek history. Since the film’s debut, Star Trek fans around the world celebrate First Contact Day annually on April 5.
No release date for season three has been announced yet.
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard season 2 premiere on Thursdays on Paramount+ in the U.S. and on Fridays where Paramount+ is available around the world. In Canada, it airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel on streams on Crave on Thursdays. Picard is also available on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video around the world.