Star Trek: Picard season 2 confirmed already and set our phasers to stunned
Star Trek: Picard has been renewed for a second season a whole month before Sir Patrick Stewart returns to our screens.
The latest spin-off of the much-loved space franchise will be debuting on Amazon Prime Video in the UK in January, but CBS All Access, who produce the show in the US, have already given the show the green light to continue.
According to Deadline, the series has been given $20.4million (£15.3million) in California tax incentives with the series heading into a 10-episode order.
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Sir Patrick Stewart has returned to his biggest ever role in the new series, which takes place decades after the events of Star Trek: Next Generation.
After his years as a star fleet captain, Picard has retired and has set up home in his vineyard, willing the days away in his new content life.
But he is soon joined by a mysterious young woman Dahj in the new chapter of his life, who he seeks to help after coming to believe is in imminent danger.
The 79-year-old actor became a cult icon thanks to his work as captain in Star Trek: TNG , but took some convincing to come back.
Speaking to TrekCore, Kurtzman said: ‘You know, we feel a tremendous responsibility to the fans who have loved [the Picard character], and Patrick himself, who took a massive leap of faith with us in choosing to come back and play Picard [after] he said he was done forever.
‘He also said, “I want to make sure if I come back, if you loved The Next Generation, you’ll feel we’re honouring it, but this is a very different experience.” This is a very different experience.’
Picard was one of the 15 TV series that were awarded these credits, which aims to ultimate help increase revenue for the state.
Other shows who received money from the state include Impeachment: American Crime Story, Netflix’s Special renewed for season 2, Lucifer season 5 and the remake of Grease.
Star Trek: Picard launches 24 January on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
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