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Star Trek: Picard EP Says Season 2 Will Go In A Different Direction

We’ve now had a few days to digest the finale of Star Trek: Picard, which provided several twists and a new stage in the life of Patrick Stewart’s character. Although the series has so far been a bit divisive among fans, notably for the ways it has diverted from some expectations for the franchise, a long-announced season 2 shows the confidence that ViacomCBS have in the material.

In fact, in a recent interview, executive producer Michael Chabon, who served as showrunner for season 1, discussed where Star Trek: Picard might go in its second year. Chabon, who will have a reduced role in season 2, had this to say in a chat about the series with Variety:

These comments make sense in the context of the surprises that Picard has thrown our way, including the loss of some familiar conventions from the Star Trek universe, and a willingness to take the show into dark places. Chabon also talked up the confidence that the production team now has in the world they’re building, saying:

How exactly these stories will work is another question, especially now that Picard has a synthetic body and a new lease on life. We’d expect there to be more synthetic storylines in season 2, albeit at a reduced level to the major plot arc of the first season. It’d certainly be great to return to more characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation and to get more detail on what’s happening with the Borg. Rumors of a Seven of Nine spinoff aside, there’s arguably a lot of mileage left in how former Borg are reintegrating into the universe.

In terms of what else we might expect from season 2 of Star Trek: Picard, there’ve been rumors of a crossover with Star Trek: Discovery, which will almost certainly mean that time travel will come into play on the Patrick Stewart-led series. Meanwhile, ViacomCBS are also reportedly keen on a Picard-focused movie, and certainly seem willing to get as much out of the character as possible.

What direction do you think Star Trek: Picard should go in its second season, though? As always, share your thoughts in the comments section down below.