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Star Trek: Picard producer talks series future of Sir Patrick Stewart’s iconic character as season 2 is officially delayed

Star Trek: Picard season 2 has unfortunately become the latest series to be put on hold – but producer Akiva Goldsman reckons the show’s future could be infinite. 

The latest expansion of the Star Trek universe was revealed at the beginning of this year, with Sir Patrick Stewart returning to his iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard, as the series picks up after he faced retirement. 

With the finale giving the character and starship captain a literal new lease of life, Picard was seen heading off into a new future complete with a crew including Voyager’s Seven Of Nine (Jeri Ryan). 

Unfortunately, thanks to coronavirus, it might take a little longer than planned for us to actually see what that future holds. 

Speaking to Collider, Akiva explained: ‘We were to start shooting in June, which I guarantee you we will not unless the world opens tomorrow. We had broken the season, we were about halfway through the writing of it.’ 

‘We will start as soon as we can once the world opens, you know?,’ he added. ‘Prep will have to resume, and then we’ll start. We know what it is, and it’s cool, and we’re excited by it, and I feel like we learned a lot from season one.’ 

Much like space though, the future of the show could be infinite – as long as the show is still wanted. 

‘I think we have discussed it as both a 3 season show, a 5 season show, a “let’s just keep going forever” show,’ Akiva added.  

‘Star Trek: Picard in my view will go as long as Patrick Stewart wants to do it,’ he continued. 

‘We did a lot of… really good collaborative story breaking and talking and I think he’s particularly delighted in a good way about having come back. 

‘We will rely on that goodwill until he feels he’s done.’ 

Star Trek: Picard is available now on Amazon Prime Video.

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