CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Renewed for Second Season, Ahead of Series Premiere
“Star Trek: Picard” hasn’t even premiered yet and it’s already generated enough buzz to be renewed for a second season. The series is set to debut on CBS All Access on January 23, 2020. Season two will also be made up of 10 episodes and will have weekly episodes, similar to season one, Deadline reports.
The highly anticipated series sees Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard. In May, CBS All Access dropped the first trailer for the show and even though the main plot wasn’t revealed, the voiceover suggested that Picard “commanded the greatest armada in history” 15 years ago until an “unimaginable” event forced him to leave Starfleet and retire to his family’s infamous vineyard. The first season seems to explore what might have happened.
Picard is preceded by “Star Trek: Discovery,” which premiered it’s second season in January. It was set ten years before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission, as shown in the original “Star Trek” series from the 1960s, and chronicled Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the U.S.S Discovery as they investigated seven mysterious signals.
“Star Trek: Picard” joins “Discovery” and other series such as “The Twilight Zone” and “The Good Fight” as part of the original content created for CBS All Access.
CBS All Access will also be adding onto it’s Star Trek content in the future. The streaming service will also be offering a spin-off series based off Michelle Yeoh’s Discovery character, Philippa Georgiou, and a half-hour adult animated comedy series “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” focused on on the support crew serving one of Starfleet’s least important ships.