There’s more star trekkin’in Santiago Cabrera’s future…
Star Trek: Picard, starring the half-Chilean Venezuelan actor, has been given the green light for a second season before its series debut next month.
Like the first season of the series that’ll premiere on CBS All Access on January 23, Season 2 of the Patrick Stewart-led Picard looks to be a 10-episode order for the streamer.
As a part of that second season, the latest venture in the Alex Kurtzmanmarshaled Trekversehas been allocated over $20.4 million in California tax incentives.
CBS declined to comment on a Season 2 for the Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora co-starring series. But, with plans already publicly in place for current showrunner Michael Chabon to shift roles in a second season, the Next Gen alum Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner and Jeri Ryan featuring Picard was clearly going for that next final frontier with seems sure to be a big draw and a flagship show for the relatively new and bulking up subscription-based streamer.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideoutand Roddenberry Entertainment.
Star Trek: Picardwill drop new episodes weekly for Season 1 on CBS All Access and is expected to do the same for the late 2020 or early 2021 penciled in Season 2. With Star Trek: Picardhaving recently wrapped up its first season, Deadline.com reports that Season 2 could be making the jump to production warp speed as early as next spring.
First having given fans a real taste of the series at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, the cast and producers of Picardstepped around the issue of a Season 2 at the Brazilian Comic-Con in Sao Paulo last week. Now they don’t have to be so light footed.
Star Trek: Picarddebuts in North America on the same day that the 2020 Sundance Film Festivallaunches on CBS All Access. The very next day, on January 24, the series will hit more than 200 countries and territories on Amazon Prime Video.