The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard has concluded shooting. The last season was shot concurrently with the second, which debuted on Paramount+ on March 3 with 10 episodes running weekly. Previous Lead Trek performers Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Marine Sirtis, John de Lancie, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jonathon Frakes have all returned to the series, along with series star Patrick Stewart (who has also directed for the series.)
Star Trek: Picard follows Jean-Luc Picard, the former captain of the Enterprise and the protagonist of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as he is dragged into a new adventure after retiring from Starfleet. Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard will focus on tensions between Picard and his old foes Q and the Borg, two of the most famous antagonists from The Next Generation. The Borg Queen is played by Annie Wersching of 24 fame in the second season, a role previously played by Alice Krige in Star Trek: First Contact.
Christopher Monfette, co-executive producer of Star Trek: Picard‘s third and final season, announced the completion of filming via a tweet. He tells viewers that the end of Picard’s journey has already been decided and that it will be a suitable conclusion. He also expresses gratitude to showrunner Terry Matalas, as well as the actors and crew, for bringing the program to life. Read the following tweet:
Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard began so well, implying a more focused writing effort in deciding to conclude the plot with a third season. Because Picard has a crew of 450, one of the largest on television, it’s also conceivable that the series will conclude shortly and film seasons 2 and 3 simultaneously as a cost-cutting measure. With the exorbitant expense of a science-fiction series with COVID safety procedures in place, it’s understandable that the authors would want to deliver their narrative as quickly as possible. In 2023, the third season will premiere.
Star Trek has been one of science fiction’s most consistent and long-lasting franchises, producing fascinating storylines around famous characters for decades, and Star Trek: Picard continues that tradition. Picard is able to go deeper into the storylines viewers already know and push those characters in new and intriguing ways while maintaining true to its roots by bringing back familiar characters. In the end, Star Trek: Picard may not have lasted as long as its predecessors or franchise rivals, but sometimes less is more.