Star Trek: Picard season 2 has a new release date.
Originally announced to premiere in February, the sophomore run of the Patrick Stewart-led series is now set to debut on March 3rd on Paramount+, with new episodes of the season dropping weekly on the streamer every Thursday.
In the show, Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard, whom he played through seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Deeply affected by the death of Data (Brent Spiner) in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis and the destruction of the planet Romulus in the 2009 movie Star Trek, Picard navigates the next chapter of his life in Star Trek: Picard.
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 upcoming season will involve time travel, with one character from the video declaring that “time has been broken.” Picard can also be heard in the clip telling his crew, “We can save the future and I will get us home together.”
In addition to De Lancie, Runaways alum Annie Wersching will also make her Star Trek: Picard debut appearance in season 2. Set to recur as the Borg Queen in the new season, Wersching will join returning original cast members Stewart (Picard), Spiner (Data/Altan Inigo Soong), 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), and Orla Brady (Laris).
Star Trek: Picard is currently filming its third season, having returned to work after a brief shutdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the show’s staff. As previously reported, more than 50 members of the production tested positive for COVID-19 on January 3rd, which was the series’ first day of filming after the Christmas break. No specific details about who might have tested positive were confirmed, but The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that the positive test results have “impacted multiple zones, including cast.” It was later revealed that Stewart, who is now 81 years old, was not one of those who tested positive.