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Star Trek: Picard season 2: Release date, cast, episodes, plot and everything you need to know

Ironically enough, Star Trek: Picard boldly goes where no show has gone before by delving back into the past, reframing the story of Patrick Stewart's Starfleet Captain in his twilight years.

Season one has been a hit so far, which must be reassuring to the powers that be, because CBS has already renewed Picard for a second season. Ten episodes have been confirmed and early work has reportedly begun on season three too, although the network is yet to confirm this officially.

ViaThe Hollywood Reporter, CBS All Access' Julie McNamara said: "The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for."

So how will CBS capitalise on that excitement moving forward? Engage with us here at Digital Spy as we warp ahead to bring you all the data you need on Star Trek: Picard season two.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 release date — When will it air?

Thanks to that early renewal, we're confident predicting that season two will soar into view sooner rather than later. So expect Picard's second chapter to launch somewhere between late 2020 and early 2021 at the latest.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 cast: Who's coming back?

Before Picard even started to air, Stewart already teased that he's committed to the spin-off for "possibly three years", so it's clear our lead will be back for a second round.

Assuming that the central cast survive season one, expect to see the following actors join him:

While it's unclear yet if many Next Generation characters will come out of retirement and join Picard in future seasons, one fan favourite we now know will definitely return is Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Guinan.

Stewart himself officially invited the Oscar-winner back while appearing on her talk show, The View, and much to our delight, Goldberg said yes.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 plot: What will happen?

It's tough to predict yet how Picard will move forward from the central mysteries set up in season one.

However the show manages to achieve this, let's hope that Star Trek's central tenet of diversity is opened up in future episodes to incorporate queer characters too, just like Discovery recently did. Picard is commendably inclusive in many ways, but this is one big mistake the show needs to address at some point.

Connections to the wider Star Trek universe are also guaranteed in later seasons of Picard, even though the show hasn't leaned too heavily into these links so far.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer: When can we expect it?

CBS won't plan on giving away how Picard's first season ends any time soon, so don't expect season two footage to arrive until late 2020 at the very earliest.

Star Trek: Picard airs on CBS All Access in the US and Amazon Prime internationally, including the UK.

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