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Star Trek: Picard has already been renewed for a season 2

Star Trek: Picardhasn't even premiered yet, but CBS All Access must be certain that audiences are going to love the upcoming sci-fi show as it's already been renewed for a second season.

According to Deadline, the series has already been picked up for another 10 episodes ahead of its first season premiere next month, although CBS has yet to confirm the news.

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As excited Trekkies will already know, Sir Patrick Stewart is reprising the titular role of Jean-Luc Picard, the former captain of the USS Stargazer and both models of the USS Enterprise, for the first time since 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis.

He'll be joined onscreen by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Michelle Hurd, Heroes' Santiago Cabrera, Penny Dreadfulstar Harry Treadaway and American Horror Story actor Alison Pill.

Picard actor Stewart teased back in February that he's committed to the spin-off for "possibly three years", hinting at more episodes of the series.

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Star Trek veteran Jonathan Frakes has confirmed that he will be directing part of the upcoming Picard spin-off series, while Next Generation's Brent Spiner and Voyager's Jeri Ryan confirmed they'd be appearing in the series as their respective characters Data and Seven of Nine.

As the streaming platform did with Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard is set to premiere new episodes weekly. The second season is estimated to launch somewhere between late 2020 and early 2021.

Star Trek: Picard has a premiere date of January 23, 2020. It will air on CBS All Access in the US and Amazon Prime internationally, including the UK.

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