Paramount+ kicked off their big Star Trek Universe panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 with Star Trek: Picard, which included a brand new teaser trailer featuring the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast as they will appear in season 3. They have also released some new character posters.
The big news for the third season of Star Trek: Picard is bringing in the main cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation and this brand new “motion teaser” gives us our first glimpse at the characters, some returning to the franchise for the first time since 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, and the design of their costumes and makeup.
The teaser and character portraits (below) were revealed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman during the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
The only Picard stars returning in season 3 with Patrick Stewart Picard are Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd. The cast is being filled out with Stewart’s TNG co-stars LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner. The teaser features what appears to be dialogue from season 3 along with video of the various characters, but not actual footage from season three. Also Brent Spiner doesn’t appear, likely to keep which character he portrays a secret for another day.
Paramount+ also revealed new character portraits for season 3, but not for Spiner’s character.
Lea Thompson moderated the panel
The panel featured Patrick Stewart, Gates McFadden, Alex Kurtzman, and Rod Roddenberry, and was moderated by Picard director Lea Thompson.
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Coming in 2023
There are no official details on the plot for season three, nor is there a confirmed release date, beyond 2023, but it has previously been reported that it could arrive as early as February.
Picard streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada, airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
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