Star Trek: Picard is returning for a second series at the start of March.
New episodes of the Star Trek sequel with Patrick Stewart will air in the UK on Amazon Prime weekly.
Here’s everything you need to know about Star Trek: Picard Series 2.
What is it about?
Star Trek: Picard series 2 picks up where the first series left off – the retired Enterprise captain has found a new lease on life, no longer the recluse he’d become in the wake of the Romulan refugee crisis.
The return of old enemy – or old friend – Q sees Picard and the crew of La Sirena plunged into an alternate mirror universe-esque timeline. The trailer for Star Trek: Picard series 2 revealed that the crew take a quantum leap back in time to try and set right what once went wrong and restore the timeline.
Who is in the cast?
Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard once again. You’ll recognise Stewart from playing Claudius alongside David Tennant’s Hamlet, or as Lenin in Fall of Eagles, but outside of Star Trek he’s probably best known for his role as Marvel’s Professor X (a role he might be reprising soon…?)
He’s joined once again by Michelle Hurd (Younger), Alison Pill (The Newsroom, Scott Pilgrim), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin), Evan Evagora and Isa Briones.
Stewart’s Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act, Theodore Rex) and John de Lancie (Breaking Bad) will return as Guinan and Q respectively.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, there is. You can see it – and listen to Patrick Stewart intone that time, not space, is the true final frontier – right here.
How and where can I watch it?
In the UK, Star Trek: Picard is exclusively available on Amazon Prime. New episodes will be available weekly, with the ten-episode series beginning on Friday 4 March.
The series kicks off a day earlier in the US, beginning on Thursday 3 March on Paramount+.
There have been some concerns amongst fans that, when Paramount+ launches in the UK later this year, Star Trek: Picard may no longer be available on Prime (much like how Star Trek: Discovery is no longer available on Netflix). However, there’s been no concrete news either way.
Why should I watch it?
Because it’s the further adventures of a science fiction icon.
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