First, Jean-Luc Picard and his crew seek to rescue the future in the second season of the American television series Star Trek: Picard. There are two showrunners: Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas, who are working with CBS Studios and Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment to create this season of Star Trek.
Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Also starring in the film are Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, and Brent Spiner. For many months prior to the formal announcement of a second season in January 2020, Matalas had been working on the project as an executive producer and showrunner in preparation for Michael Chabon’s expected exit after the first season. Filming started in February 2021 and continued until September 2021, filming back-to-back with the third season, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first episode of the next season will air on Paramount+ on March 3rd, 2022, and the season will last for 10 episodes until May 5th.
Several episodes were directed and written by Jonathan Frakes and Michael Chabon, respectively. The season’s tenth and final episode was directed by Michael Weaver as well as Lea Thompson.
- Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
- Alison Pill as Agnes Juris
- Isa Briones as Soji Asha
- Evan Evagora as Elnor
- Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker
- Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal “Chris” Rios
- Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
- Orla Brady as Laris
- Brent Spiner as Altan Inigo Soong
The second season of Star Trek: Picard was planned from the start, according to executive producer Heather Kadin, who broke the news in October 2018. The producers were aware that Patrick Stewart had signed on for at least two seasons and that a third would be produced.
“We are set up for maybe three years of this event,” Stewart said in February 2019.
Stewart indicated in September of that year that production for a second season may begin as early as March 2020, according to Variety. A month later, the show’s co-creator Alex Kurtzman announced that a second season was “already in the works” ahead of the launch of the first season.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, based on Michael Chabon’s book of the same name, was the first of many new programs he would be developing for CBS Television Studios. Chabon would stay as showrunner of Picard until he had to concentrate on Kavalier & Clay at some time in 2020, and he would continue to be artistically active in Picard as an executive producer from that point forward. Informally, the series was given a second 10-episode season green light a week later when the California Film Commission awarded $20.45 million in tax incentives for the project to continue shooting in California. Since the program’s extension in September 2014, this was the most any television series has received from the program. Once a showrunner for the second season was secured, an official renewal was anticipated.
The second and third seasons were created jointly, although Goldsman said that the two tales will be told independently. It was recommended by Matalas, who was inspired by the plot of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, that the second season involve a time travel scenario (1986). Kurtzman told Chabon and Goldsman that they were confident in the season’s narrative before the end of 2019 when they met with Stewart. Chabon indicated in March that the second season will not be impacted by the negative reaction to the first season from fans who felt it didn’t live up to their expectations.
The second season’s plot had been laid out before then, and scripting had already started. According to Goldsman, one of the lessons learned from the first season was to plan out the season’s finale before they started shooting, although production delays due to the pandemic did enable for extra episodes to be written and previous episodes to be later edited. Goldsman stated they would not know whether they were successful in telling the whole tale until the editing was finished when the season’s writing was completed after shooting started in early 2021.
The COVID-19 epidemic forced the start of filming to be postponed until January 2021 from its original plan of mid-June 2020. Ryan originally said that the shooting will commence on February 1st, 2020, but then disclosed that it had been postponed once again. Since tax advantages were granted for the second season to continue shooting in California, principal photography commenced on February 16. While filming sequences for the second and third seasons at the same time, de Lancie noted that the production was following stringent protocols due to the epidemic, with cast and staff members being checked periodically.
More than 450 people worked on the two seasons, making it one of the most massive television series teams ever assembled. The eleventh episode of the second season was filmed on September 2 and the third season began shooting immediately.
There is a lot going on there, according to composer Jeff Russo, who stated he was thinking about the score for the season in December 2020.
At Sony Pictures Scoring Stage in December 2021, Russo began recording the season’s orchestral music for the season finale, which he finished on January 12, 2022.
March 3, 2022, is when the season will debut in the United States, and it will go until May 5, 2022.
CTV Sci-Fi Channel (in English) and Z (in French) air new episodes of Picard as soon as they are available on Paramount+, and then Crave makes them available for streaming.
Prime members in over 200 countries and territories across the globe may watch new episodes of the show 24 hours after they’re released in the United States on Amazon Prime.