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Where to Watch
- US - Thursdays, starting on Jan. 23 at 12:01 AM PT only on CBS All Access
- Canada - Thursdays, starting on Jan. 23 on CTV Scifi Channel, streaming only on Crave on Thursdays
- Everywhere else outside of the US/Canada - Fridays, starting on Jan. 24 only on Amazon Prime Video
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard: A retired Starfleet admiral
Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker: A former Starfleet intelligence officer struggling with substance abuse; Rios' partner
Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh: A former Borg drone who appeared in the Next Generation episodes "I, Borg" and "Descent, Part II"
Isa Briones as Dahj/Soji Asha: A young woman who comes to Picard for help
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine: A former Borg drone liberated from the Collective who was a regular on Star Trek: Voyager
Evan Evagora as Elnor: A Romulan refugee who is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and is fiercely loyal to Picard
Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati: A doctor who shares a common goal with Picard
Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal "Chris" Rios: The pilot of Picard's ship, a skilled thief and a former Starfleet officer
Harry Treadaway as Narek: A Romulan agent who joins Picard's crew in investigating what his people are doing to former Borg drones
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker: Picard's former first officer on the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi: Picard's former counselor on the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E who married Riker in Star Trek: Nemesis
Brent Spiner as Data: An android who served with Picard as second officer aboard the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E until his death in Star Trek: Nemesis
De Niro as Number One: Picard's dog
StarTrek.com - Star Trek: Picard Renewed for Season Two
Variety - ‘Star Trek: Picard’: Patrick Stewart on Why He Returned to the Final Frontier
Rolling Stone - ‘I Heard Patrick’s Voice in My Head’: Michael Chabon on Making ‘Picard’ and Being a Fanboy
TrekCore -Star Trek’s TV Universe Still Expanding; Kurtzman Reveals TWO MORE Live-Action Series in the Works
But despite the cameos and Easter eggs, Picard never feels like nostalgia for its own sake. The creative team — including Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, and Kirsten Beyer— have clearly given a lot of thought to the idea of an elderly Picard.
Rolling StoneStewart’s compelling enough to justify a relatively leisurely pace in the early going. There are a lot of new characters to introduce, and new circumstances for Picard, the Federation, and the Romulans. But it all feels cohesive and confident in a way that Discovery even in its good moments never quite has. (Nor, for that matter, did most of the previous spin-offs in their first seasons.)
AV ClubFinding a balance between old and new, between the past and the future, is as much a thematic concern as it is an offscreen imperative for Kurtzman, Stewart, and their fellow executive producers Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin. No one on screen or behind the scenes believes this story can just pick up where The Next Generation (or even the big-screen adventures) left off, narratively or otherwise. The passage of time, both on the show and in real life, is seen and felt everywhere, from Picard’s strained relationship with Starfleet to the Federation’s current state of intergalactic affairs to the more somber tone of the series.
PolygonToday’s world isn’t what Fukiyama or Roddenberry dreamed of. Both writers were fundamentally focused on the Cold War, and couldn’t really imagine the politics beyond it. But that doesn’t prevent some version of their vision eventually coming to pass. Picard dares audiences to avoid wallowing in despair or nostalgia, and asks them to take action to build a world that’s even better than anyone could have imagined.
Trailers and Promos
Star Trek: Picard - A New Chapter Begins
Star Trek: Picard - Blue Skys Promo
The Ready Room
A continuation of 'After Trek' from season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery, The Ready Room is an aftershow for Star Trek: Picard. This season of The Ready Room will have a new host, Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crush in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Ready Room will be available on CBS All Access, YouTube, Facebook, and IGTV.