Star Trek: Picard, following the success of its first season, is currently in the middle of the second season, with new episodes being released weekly on Thursdays. The Paramount+ series, which has Patrick Stewart reprising the role of the titular Jean-Luc Picard, expands upon the iconic character’s story. Stewart has played Picard since the character’s first appearance back in 1987 in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The third season, which is already confirmed, will be the concluding chapter of this hit series. During 5 April 2022, known as First Contact Day because 5 April 2063 is the day when humans first made contact with the Vulcans in Star Trek lore, a special announcement was made regarding the upcoming third season of the show.
In the third season, LeVar Burton (La Forge), Michael Dorn (Worf), Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Gate McFadden (Dr. Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Troi), and Brent Spiner (Data) will star in the show alongside Stewart. This is noteworthy as all of them were Stewart’s co-stars in Star Trek: The Next Generation as members of the same crew. What better way to round out the story of Picard than having him go on a last hurrah with his old friends on the U.S.S Enterprise? This is definitely a season that Trekkies won’t want to miss.
Star Trek: Picard streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the US, so for those who want to watch it on the platform outside of the US, consider using a VPN. Alternatively, the show is also available on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
Also, as part of the First Contact Day celebrations, Paramount+ and CBS will jointly donate US$1 for every tweet (one per account) that uses the hashtag #StarTrekUnitedGives. The campaign will last from now till 10 April, and donations will go towards charities that support LGBTQ+ equality, veterans, and humanitarian aid.