The fate of Paramount+’s Star Trek: Picard had been shrouded in uncertainty ever since rumors started circulating that executives were considering axing Picard from the platform. However, the exclusive scoop that we got from our inside sources provided some reassurance that this would not be the case, but that Paramount was in fact planning for the show to have at least three more seasons subsequent to the end of the first season. Now, our reports have been confirmed. Deadline announced on Star Trek day that not only will the second season of the show be premiering this coming February, but that Picard will definitely have a season 3.
The Star Trek day announcement came just after the newest trailer for the show’s second season dropped during Paramount’s two-hour-long celebratory presentation that paid homage to the franchise’s 55 years of history. The exciting news that Picard will definitively get a third season already has fans speculating out what Picard’s season 3 could potentially be about.
While the Hollywood Reporter did reveal that both the second and third seasons of Picard will be filmed back to back, not much is known at this moment about what Picard season 3 could entail. However, the new trailer for season two gave fans some pretty strong hints as to what they could expect to see in the upcoming storyline. The trailer depicts Jean-Luc Picard and his crew in a dystopian version of the world. Picard comes to the conclusion that time has essentially been broken and ultimately, the state of the world prompts Picard to go back to the past in order to change the course of events that led to the apocalyptic version of society. You can check out the official trailer below.
Even though fans will have to wait a while, likely until the early part of 2023, to see what Picard season 3 has in store for them, there have been rumors circulating about what a potential story arc could entail for quite some time. According to a theory that surfaced on a media-focused Patreon, Picard season 3 could reveal that Jean-Luc has a son that he never knew about prior. The theory sprung from reports that Paramount was looking to cast a charming young man to play a character called Henry. However, with Picard season 3 still a long way off, anything official has yet to be confirmed, so while it is interesting to think that Picard could have a son, any information surrounding that idea is still just speculation.
Fans can now take solace in the fact that a Picard season 3 is undoubtedly happening. However, that wasn’t the only thrilling news that Star Trek day brought. According to Variety, Paramount’s presentation also revealed news and updates for their entire Star Trek lineup. Including, news about the fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming animated show Star Trek: Prodigy, and the current season of Star Trek: Lower Decks. With so much to look forward to in the foreseeable future, it is abundantly clear that Paramount has a dedicated commitment to continue to breathe life into such an iconic and beloved franchise.