Fans of the "Star Trek" universe knew it was a good sign when Star Trek: Picard was renewed for a second season at the start of the year- more than a week before the series' premiere (with a buzz that talks of a third season are already underway). And the series didn't disappoint, earning both critical and viewer praise for finding a way to stay true to the heart of the franchise while also moving in bold new directions. And then the COVID-19 pandemic dropped a hammer down on television productions around the globe, and things ground to a halt. One of those shows was the second season of the CBS All Access series, which was originally set to kick off production in June 2020 before the world went into lockdown.
Now, Picard fans are getting a brief but important update from none other than Jeri Ryan aka Seven of Nine. In the tweet exchange below, we learn that the expected January 2021 production start is being pushed off by a month. Heading into the holidays, Ryan was asked via Twitter if the first month of the year was still the window to start production- and that's when we got a direct, to-the-point, and much-appreciated update:
STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, STAR TREK: PICARD will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.
Star Trek: Picard stars Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati, Isa Briones as Dahj, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Santiago Cabrera as Cristóbal Rios, Harry Treadaway as Narek. Special guest stars during the first season included Brent Spiner as Data, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth executive produce. CBS Television Studios produces, in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.