Star Trek: Picard will be a three-season show. Patrick Stewart, who has portrayed Jean-Luc Picard for decades, confirmed the news in an interview with SFX Magazine. Akiva Goldsman, who is the show’s producer, was also in the interview.
During the interview, it was confirmed that the show was never meant to run beyond three seasons. In fact, the duo confirmed that three seasons was always the plan. This comes in contrast with many other Star Trek series in recent decades.
Since Star Trek: The Next Generation, the shortest series has been Star Trek: Enterprise which ended after four seasons. Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager all ran seven seasons long. Recently Star Trek: Discovery was renewed for a fifth season. The animated Star Trek: Lower Decks also has been renewed for a third season. Both Star Trek Prodigy and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds have been picked up for a second season. The shortest two seasons of Star Trek are Star Trek: The Original Series with three seasons and Star Trek: The Animated Series with two seasons.
While not much is known about the third season of Star Trek: Picard, there will be some familiar faces returning to the show for the second season. This includes John de Lancie as Q and Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan. The season will also see the return of the Borg Queen. It is possible that there are other characters from Star Trek history that will appear in the final two seasons of Star Trek: Picard that hasn’t been announced yet.
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