Wesley Crusher Reportedly Returning For Star Trek: Picard Season 3
Star Trek: Picardbrought back a bunch of The Next Generation stars alongside Sir Patrick Stewart’s titular Starfleet legend in its first season, but producers were careful not to overwhelm the story with familiar faces as the series had to forge its own path, too. That said, various TNG actors have revealed they’re optimistic that they will end up on the show eventually. The good news is that seems to be exactly CBS’s plan.
According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Captain Pike was getting his own spinoff show and that the Justice League Snyder Cut is coming to HBO Max – the intention is to have the whole original Enterprise-D crew team up eventually. And specifically, at this stage, we’re told that they’re talking to Will Wheaton about returning.
According to our intel, Wheaton’s comeback as Wesley Crusher wouldn’t occur in season 2 but would likely fall in season 3 instead. We don’t currently have all the details on how the old cast would reunite, but it’s believed they’ll return to help Picard in a fight against some common enemy. If this sounds like the sort of thing that would mark Picard‘s grand finale, you may be right, as we’ve previously heard it would wrap up after season 3.
Wheaton may not have turned up in season 1, but he is the host of aftershow The Ready Room and is still very much part of the Trek fan community, in general. So it only makes sense that he’ll reprise his role as the former child prodigy at some point, and we can find out what became of Wesley as an adult. Remember, Picard novels and comics have already explained what happened to Worf and La Forge.
Star Trek: Picardseason 2 has been delayed by the pandemic, as it was supposed to start filming this June. We’ve been assured, though, that it’s a top priority production once the TV industry starts up again.