Star Trek: Picard gets an early Season 2 renewal from CBS All Access

The early pickup shows that the streaming service has a lot of faith in Patrick Stewart’s TV comeback

CBS All Access has renewed Star Trek: Picard for a second season ahead of the series’ highly anticipated premiere next week.

The official announcement was made by Julie McNamara, CBS All Access executive vice president of original content, during the streaming service’s Television Critics Association presentation on Sunday.

“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said McNamara. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that Star Trek fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on January 23rd.”

Patrick Stewart, who plays the titular character Jean-Luc Picard, confirmed the Season 2 renewal on Twitter, writing that he’s excited to go back to work for the sophomore run and for viewers to see what they have created for the series’ debut season.

After playing Picard for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stewart is reprising his iconic role to tell the exciting next chapter of the character’s life. Also starring in Season 1 are Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios), and Harry Treadaway (Narek), along with special guest stars Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).

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Following the January 23rd premiere of Star Trek: Picard, new episodes of its 10-episode freshman run will arrive on CBS All Access every Thursdays.

Source: Collider

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