The third season of Star Trek: Picard is being promoted as the final season and a “proper sendoff” for the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew, but there has also been much talk of a possible continuation for the TNG and Picard characters. Now the Picard showrunner is dropping more clues for what’s to come.
Safety not guaranteed
In an interview in the February issue of SFX Magazine, showrunner Terry Matalas responded to all the talk about the TNG characters continuing on past season 3 of Picard:
I think there are ways of seeing these characters again, in a kind of Next, Next Generation story. Not all these characters—I’m not gonna say they all necessarily make it out safely of season 3. But I will say that in science fiction, there are always ways of seeing people again. So of course, who wouldn’t want to do this forever?
The executive producer has often talked about how he would like to see a spinoff series set in the 25th century. He talked to SFX about how the upcoming season sets up the possibility for more:
This season is very much a passing of the torch to the next generation. So it will really be up to the fans to decide if they want to see more. Star Trek has always been up to the fans. The fans brought back the original series characters into feature films and conventions and kept it alive, it will have to be the same here. So we’ll see.
Reminder: Final trailer this weekend
There is one more trailer coming, which will premiere at halftime during the NFL AFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 29th. The game starts at 6:30 PM Eastern on CBS and Paramount+. An extended version of the final trailer will likely be released later online.
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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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