The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard arrives in just over five weeks and both the series star and showrunner are giving us updates on what to expect. [SPOILERS]
Season 3 brings back the main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation more than two decades after the events of the final TNG movie, Star Trek Nemesis. In a new interview with TV Insider, Sir Patrick Stewart says the season starts with Picard getting a message from Dr. Beverly Crusher and talks about how that impacts his character:
He felt abandoned by Crusher—she just disappeared out of his life. He adored her and that was never resolved. [But she has a] surprise, when she appears, that thrills and then enrages him.
It has previously been revealed the season will start with an attack on the SS Eleos, a medical ship with Dr. Beverly Crusher onboard. After receiving a distress call from Crusher (shown in the recently revealed clip), Jean-Luc Picard seeks out the help of William Riker to rescue her.
Worf’s new POV
Stewart also talked about how things have changed with Worf:
The change to his personality is one of the most delightful things this season. He becomes increasingly complex, where in Next Generation you always knew what [gruff] response you’d get from him.
In the NYCC trailer, Worf can be seen talking about how he “prefers pacifism to combat,” but he still carries a (new) sword.
Final trailer coming
Showrunner Terry Matalas had a simple reply of “Yes” when asked on Twitter if there is going to be a final trailer for season three.
— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) January 9, 2023
We have already seen teasers released at SDCC, Star Trek Day, and NYCC. There is a TCA event Monday where they could release a new trailer, or possibly new images. There are no other upcoming conventions or events in January or February. However, another possible date could be January 29 during the NFL AFC Championship game, which streams on Paramount+ and airs on CBS. Paramount has used big sports events to release new promos (or edited versions of new promos) in the past.
Speaking of promos, in the last week Paramount has been running a 10-second spot for season 3 on their cable networks, including Comedy Central. The short spot (which you can watch below) is an edited version of the NYCC trailer.
The third and final season of Picard premieres on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., with new episodes of the 10-episode-long season available to stream weekly on Thursdays.
Picard streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S.A. It is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories, and in Canada it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
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