Star Trek: Picard Season 2 has brought a new queen and Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard old adversary back to the Star Trek universe. Paramount+’s science fiction series follows the events after the death of Data.
In the 2009 film Star Trek, Pichard failed to rescue the inhabitant of the planet Romulus from the destruction. However, after struggling from the past, Picard once again faced his beloved friend Data’s demise in the first season finale. So now let’s see how he would deal with it in season 2.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2: New Face Joins The Team
Star Trek: Picard extended its cast roster by bringing 24 and The Vampire Diaries alum Annie Wersching to its sophomore run. Annie will play the Borg Queen, the infamous villain first introduced in Star Trek: First Contact, the 1996 film where Alice Krige played that role. The Borg Queen served as the existing leader of the cruel Borg collective, even one of the prominent foes of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Annie is best known for her works as FBI agent Renee Walker on Fox’s 24 and Damon and Stefan’s mother Lily Salvatore on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Annie’s other credits include Timeless, Castle, Marvel’s Runaways, and The Rookie. Further, Annie has recently reprised her role on Amazon Prime’s cop drama Bosch as Julia Brasher. She even appeared as Liana in Star Trek before in the 2002 Star Trek: Enterprise episode titled “Oasis.”
Who Will Return?
Sir Patrick Stewart has already confirmed that he committed to return for possibly three years. So no doubt, he will return as Jean-Luc Picard. Besides, the other cast who survived in the prior season includes Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine. Isa Briones as Soji Asha, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, and Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal “Chris” Rios will also return.
Evan Evagora as Elnor will join Harry Treadaway as Narek. Further, Orla Brady as Laris and Brent Spiner as Altan Inigo Soong will also return. While it remains unclear whether the other Next Generation characters will return, we learn that Whoopi Goldberg will definitely return as Guinan. In the second run, John de Lancie will also reprise his role as trickster god Q for multiple episodes.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2: What To Expect From The Next Run?
The team hasn’t revealed many details about what we can expect from the upcoming season. But the return of the Borg Queen hints at time travel as in the First Contact Borg traveled back in time to stop human and Vulcans’ first contact.
Thus possibly, the second run would also explore multiple timelines. Further, Picard would deal with the aftermath of the first season’s finale. While some of his biggest enemies would also return to teach the value of time.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2: Release Date!
Although filming was initially slated to start in June 2020, the surge of the COVID-19 delayed the plan. Despite being affected by several setbacks, the network confirmed that Star Trek: Picard Season 2 will return in early 2022 only on Paramount+. The online subscribers can also access the show on-demand on Amazon Prime. Till then, stay tuned with us for more updates.