Annie Wersching has joined the cast of Star Trek: Picard season 2.
Wersching will recur as the Borg Queen, joining original cast members Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji Asha), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Santiago Cabrera (Chris Rios), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Orla Brady (Laris), and Brent Spiner (Data/Altan Inigo Soong) in the show’s sophomore run.
Wersching isn’t the first actress to play the Borg Queen. Alice Krige portrayed the Borg Queen in the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact and in the Endgame episode of Star Trek: Voyager back in 2001. Susanna Thompson also took on the role in three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager from 1999 to 2000.
Plot details about Star Trek: Picard season 2 are very limited, but it was previously revealed that the new batch of episodes will see the return of fan-favorite character Q (John de Lancie). A promo clip released last June also confirmed that the show’s sophomore run will involve time travel. At some point in the video, a character declares that “time has been broken.” Picard can also be heard telling his crew, “We can save the future and I will get us home together.”
Wersching’s most recent series regular role was Leslie Dean on Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways. Her other notable TV roles include Amelia Joffe on ABC’s General Hospital, Renee Walker on Fox’s 24, Julia Brasher on Amazon Prime Video’s Bosch, Lily Salvatore on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, and Emma Whitmore on NBC’s Timeless.
Star Trek: Picard season 2 has no exact release date yet but it is set to premiere on Paramount+ sometime in 2022.