It’s an exciting time to be a Star Trek fan now, with the new series Strange New Worlds just premiering in the United States and receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews.
While one series has only just begun, another is nearing its end, with the second season of Star Trek: Picard recently concluded after another ten episodes following the exploits of Patrick Stewart’s famed Starfleet officer, Captain Jean Luc Picard.
There’s one more season left before the series actually comes to a close, and with the last batch of episodes filming consecutively with the second season, there’s a lot for Trekkies to look forward to in the months and years ahead.
Below is what we know about Star Trek Picard Season 3.
Speculation Over Picard Season 3 Release Date
Since no official release date has been announced yet, it is impossible to predict when the final season will come out. However, we know it will premiere in the second half of 2023.
We also know that the filming of the series has already been completed, with production for seasons two and three taking place sequentially, meaning there will be no unforeseen delays in the final run.
The season will likely premiere around the same time as the previous one – which would see the US premiere sometime in early March and the UK release a few days after.
We will update this page accordingly as we receive more solid information, so check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Picard Season 3: Cast
When it comes to last season’s cast, there’s some exciting news to share: no fewer than six recognizable Next Generation names are returning to the Star Trek world.
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn play the roles of Lt Commander Geordi La Forge and Worf, respectively. At the same time, Gates McFadden is expected to reprise his role as Dr. Beverly Crusher will resume.
Although Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner, who have made short cameos in the series so far, will all play major roles in the final season, this has been confirmed.
“I remember watching the opening of Star Trek: The Next Generation with my dad, which happened about 34 years ago like it was yesterday. “It was the spark that fueled my passion for science fiction,” season three showrunner and executive producer Terry Matalas said when the news was first revealed in April. “It was the spark that ignited my passion for science fiction.”
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) Apr 5, 2022
“As a result, it is only fitting that Jean-Luc Picard’s saga concludes with his dearest and most loyal companions the USS Enterprise, to pay tribute to the beginning. It would be an understatement to say it was a privilege and a joy to give these characters a meaningful goodbye. This final, high-stakes, spaceship-bound adventure in season three is one that the entire Star Trek: Picard crew and I are looking forward to bringing to the fans!
It’s no surprise that Patrick Stewart will reprise his lead role, but it looks like he won’t be joined by Agnes Jurati actress Alison Pill, who recently stated she wouldn’t be returning for the final season.
“I am well aware that season three will be the last season. Since I wasn’t part of season three, I don’t have much to say about it in the form of spoilers. “She spoke to MovieWeb about her experience. ‘I can then watch with the rest of the group,’ she says.
The remaining cast members for the past season are yet to be determined. Still, we can anticipate the return of Isa Briones, Harry Treadaway, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora – with Whoopi Goldberg perhaps returning in the role of Guinan.
Picard Season 3: Plot
It’s still a bit early to speculate about possible story aspects. Still, given the number of returning cast members, it seems highly likely that Picard will delve into his past and reunite with old acquaintances during the series’ final season.
If a more detailed description becomes available, we’ll let you know, but we can reasonably assume that the program won’t come out with a bang.
Picard Season 3: Trailer
It was revealed that a teaser for the final season would air before the second season even aired — with Picard declaring, “I’m not a man who needs a legacy.” Watch the video below: