Despite how fortunate we were to have Patrick Stewart back as Jean-Luc for Picard, it already feels like the conclusion has come too soon. Because, with season two now over, there’s only one more chapter left before we bid the good Admiral adieu forever.
At the very least, the wait for season two will be less than it was for season three. The Powers That Be at Star Trek decided to film the second and third seasons back-to-back to make up for missed production time during the pandemic.
Here at Digital Spy, we’re excited to take one final trip into Picard’s universe as we prepare for the show’s final season.
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Release Date: When Will It Air?
Before season three’s filming, it had to be done immediately following season two, which was not an easy task for everyone involved, including Patrick Stewart.
Everyone’s favorite captain revealed to Variety after the season two finale that production for Season 3 ended around March 2022. And he’s still “recovering from it” five weeks later.
Patrick continued, “It was intense.” “At about seven o’clock in the evening, we completed up filming season two’s 10 episodes and began filming season three the next morning. For the next 13 months or so, I believe. This has been going on for at least a year, if not more.”
However, this means that the third season of Picard is likely to premiere in early 2023. It is possible that fresh episodes could arrive even early, but we believe that the network would prefer to give these last two chapters some breathing room.
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 cast: Who’s Coming Back?
Post-season two, it’s safe to say that Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard, Michelle Hurd will reprise her role as Rafaella “Raffi” Musiker, and Jerrold Ryan will reprise his role in the Seven of Nine roles.
Alison Pill will be an exception to this rule, as she recently announced that Agnes Jurati will not return for the series’ final season, as she recently confirmed:
In an interview with MovieWeb, Pill said, “I know that season three will be the last.” “I wasn’t a part of the third season, therefore I can’t give any spoilers. Everyone else will be able to see it, too.”
Santiago Cabrera’s involvement is also a question mark since that Cristobal “Chris” Rios has elected to stay in the past and live out his life there instead.
Fortunately, some of the most talented actors in the business have been lined up to step in for them. As soon as the final episode of season two aired, Picard declared that a large number of characters from the Next Generation will be returning for the third season.
To name a few: Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, and LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge) (Data).
The first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered 34 years ago, and I still remember it as if it were yesterday. It was the ignitor that set my passion for science fiction on fire. Jean-Luc Picard’s story finishes with him and his crewmates from the USS Enterprise, who he first met aboard the Enterprise. As a writer, it’s an honor to give these characters a decent send-off.
This final, high-stakes, starship-bound adventure in season three is one that the entire Star Trek: Picard team and I are looking forward to sharing with our loyal fans.”
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Plot: What Will Happen?
However, this isn’t a re-enactment of the events of the first film. It’s more than just a get-together. I’m only permitted to state that everyone serves a purpose since what’s coming up in season 3 is incredibly interesting. The characters we’ve come to know and love over the years are going to play a big role in this.
Despite Stewart’s promise that season three will be the most exciting yet, we still don’t know much about the show’s plot.
‘Where the hell are we headed from here?’ was one of the things I asked when I first read the season 2 finale.” Almost as if there was a conclusion to be drawn from the situation.
“Oh gosh, are we going to be done early and the show will disappear?” I pondered for a second. We, on the other hand, did not. As a result, I can confidently say that Season Three has been one of our most engaging seasons to date.
But what’s in store for us in the years to come? Will Patrick Stewart ever reprise his role as Jean-Luc after the third season? The star was asked the same question by Variety, and he responded as follows:
“My best guess is that Picard has finished his speech and given a final glance at his coworkers. Season three comes to a fantastic conclusion, in my opinion. Perfect. It brings tears to my eyes every time I recall it, but it’s wonderful.”
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Trailer: When Can We Expect It?
New footage will most likely not be available until sometime in early 2023 unless Q returns to play with time again. However, you’ll be the first to know about any alterations to that right here at Digital Spy.