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When Will ‘Picard’ Season 2 Start Filming? EP Akiva Goldsman Weighs In

Note: This interview with Akiva Goldsman was conducted prior to the announcement of the Pike Star Trek Discovery spinoff series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Collider recently got the opportunity to speak with Star Trek: Picard writer, director, and executive producer Akiva Goldsman about his work on the expanding Star Trek universe. As you may know, Goldsman is a Hollywood staple, having penned blockbusters like Batman Forever and The Client, in addition to winning the Academy Award for his screenplay for A Beautiful Mind. We got him to tease some details about Picard Season 2 and the future of the series.

When asked about how the coronavirus pandemic affected production, Goldsman said:

Goldsman also offered some insight into how many seasons they’re planning on running, with a heartening but predictable answer:

Goldsman shed some light on the production of Season 2, and how the coronavirus has been a weird blessing to the writing team:

Goldsman didn’t have much to say about the animated comedy spinoff series Lower Decks, from Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan, about the grunts behind the scenes of every Star Trek adventure. But what he was able to offer some tidbits that make us even more excited for the show’s impending premiere.

For more on Star Trek, check out our review of Picard.