Star Trek Picard Lying To Fans About Final Season?

The showrunners of Star Trek: Picard are hopeful there could be more episodes if the third season is sufficiently popular.

By Britta DeVore | Published

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Fans of Star Trek: Picard who are sad that the show will be bowing out after its upcoming third season will be happy to know that this may not be the case after all. During an interview with EW, executive producer Alex Kurtzman, and showrunner Terry Matalas shared their similar beliefs that should Season 3 be a hit with viewers, the show may go on. According to Kurtzman, who said that he and Patrick Stewart discussed this idea in length, the upcoming third installment was always the goal with the proper amount of episodes to wrap up the storyline in a neat bow, but there are also plenty of other tales to be told.

Referring to what audiences are about to see as an “endpoint,” Kurtzman says that while the final episode of the season will be a satisfying finale, “anything is possible.” He adds that those backing Star Trek: Picard are “hoping” that it will knock audiences off their feet leading to a renewal for a fourth season. And, even if that next installment doesn’t get a greenlight, Kurtzman says that he and the rest of the folks involved in the project are “very, very proud of Season 3.” 

Likewise, Matalas says that he can see a clear future beyond what they’ve already filmed for the Season 3 finale. While the showrunner said there was a “certain desire” between him and many of the names involved in Star Trek: Picard to continue working on the series and sharing more of the cosmic adventures of Jean-Luc Picard and his companions, at the end of the day “it’s up to the television gods. And by that, I mean Paramount+ and Alex Kurtzman.” And, while he agrees with Kurtzman that fans won’t be disappointed by the way Season 3 bows out should it be the last, he adds that he has “a thousand and one ideas ready to go” for any follow-up projects.

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With reboots and reimaginings being a masterful way to get audiences to flock to your production, the clamor surrounding the upcoming season of Star Trek: Picard has been filled with excitement for the return of many members of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s been decades since we’ve seen the familiar faces of the crew of the Captain Picard-helmed Enterprise back in action with Season 3 of Picard boasting a wide array of fan-favorite characters including Worf (Michael Dorn), William Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), and some version of the late Lieutenant Commander Data’s twin android brother, Lore (Brent Spiner). 

Like a perfectly wrapped present, the addition of a majority of the cast of The Next Generation was a well-planned ending to Star Trek: Picard and also a way to give the cast the “thrilling and deeply personal… final adventure” that they never received. Matalas said that doing so “was the goal from the beginning,” hoping to take the crew on one last journey together as a way to pay homage to the original production. The last time we saw the crew together was back in 2002 for the film spin-off Star Trek: Nemesis which was preceded by 1998’s Star Trek: Insurrection, 1996’s Star Trek: First Contact, 1994’s Star Trek: Generations, and, of course, the Gene Roddenberry-created seven-season series, Star Trek: The Next Generation


So, let this be a word of encouragement for fans of Star Trek: Picard. The fate of the series is truly in your hands – the viewers hold the power on whether the show will continue on to a fourth season or have a very satisfying – yet crushing – conclusion. If you’re hoping for the former, get your friends together and make sure they stream Star Trek: Picard’s fourth season when it begins to air on Paramount+ on February 16, 2023.

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