'Star Trek: Picard' Ending With Season 3 As ST:TNG Cast Returns

The cast announcement was made by Paramount Plus in the following video for "First Contact Day."

Matt McGloin Posted: 04/05/2022 - 17:42 COMMENT
Star Trek 'Picard' Ending With Season 3 As ST:TNG Cast Returns

Paramount announces that Star Trek: Picard Season 3 will be the last for the series as the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will join the show for the final season.

The announcement was made in the following video for "First Contact Day," where joining Patrick Stewart for Season 3 includes LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner.

As depicted in the film Star Trek: First Contact, starring the aforementioned Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members, April 5, 2063, is the day that humans first make contact with Vulcans, marking a pivotal moment of exploration and acceptance in Star Trek history. Since the film’s debut, Star Trek fans around the world celebrate First Contact Day annually on April 5.

“I remember watching the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation almost 34 years ago with my father like it was yesterday. It was the spark that ignited my love for science fiction,” said Terry Matalas, season three showrunner and executive producer. “So, it’s most fitting that the story of Jean-Luc Picard ends honoring the beginning, with his dearest and most loyal friends from the U.S.S. Enterprise. It would be an understatement to say that giving these characters a proper send-off is an honor. The entire Star Trek: Picard team and I can’t wait for fans to experience this final, high-stakes, starship-bound adventure in season three!”

Frakes, Sirtis, and Spiner have already appeared in the first two seasons, and John de Lancie has returned as Q for Season 2.

Star Trek: Picard features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. For season three, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski and Dylan Massin serve as executive producers. Terry Matalas serves as showrunner for season three.

Season two of Star Trek: Picard is currently streaming on Paramount+ in the U.S., with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays.

Patrick Stewart will also be featured in Marvel's Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness which gets released May 6.

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