Paramount+ , the new name for CBS ALL Access streaming, today revealed the official trailer for season two of its hit original series Star Trek: Picard staring Patrick Stewart. Season two of Star Trek: Picard will premiere on Thursday, March 3, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode-long second season will drop weekly on Thursdays. In addition, the trailer unveils a first look at Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, reprising her beloved role as Guinan from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
According to StarTrek.com:
“Season two takes the legendary Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on a bold and exciting new journey: into the past. Picard must enlist friends both old and new to confront the perils of 21st century Earth in a desperate race against time to save the galaxy’s future – and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes.”
The key art poster for season 2 was revealed by Sir Patrick on social media.
Season 2 of Picard is diving into the lore of Star Trek: The Next Generation and bringing back beloved actors: Whoopi Goldberg, John de Lancie, Brent Spiner, and a Borg Queen. Annie Wersching will revive the Borg Queen character previously played by Alice Krige. Stewart famously got Whoppi to agree to return by asking her live on air on The View.
The trailer emphasizes “reality has been broken”, and in Next Gen episodes like “Yesterday’s Enterprise” and “Q Who”, Guinan helps fix time-travel mysteries. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that Q, who can definitely break reality, has returned with her.
Production on the series was delayed by Covid protocols, but apparently is good for launch in a few weeks. Season 3 has also been greenlit and will begin shooting soon.
Picard is available worldwide on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. In Canada, it airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
Although initially announced for February 2022, the long-anticipated second season of Picard will now hit on March 3, 2022. The first three episodes of Picard Season 2 will dovetail with the final three episodes of Discovery Season 4, meaning for three weeks, from March 3 to March 17, two different Star Trek episodes from different series will drop on the same day.
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.