In direct response to the huge amount of excitement surrounding Star Trek: Picard, CBS All Access has renewed the series for its second season, a full week and a half before the first season even debuts.

Star Trek: Picard Renewed for Season 2 Before Series Premiere - The Illuminerdi

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the network has already found a replacement showrunner in Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys, MacGyver), to fill in for the planned departure of Michael Chabon. Their sources also indicated that season three has been given a green light as well and will be shot with almost no break following the wrap of season two. However, CBS All Access has yet to confirm the rumor.

Picard is a series set to follow the Captain from the classic series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, with Stewart returning to the role that he made iconic. It will be set about twenty years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, roughly about the same length of time since the film’s release. Social Media posts and information from the network have also confirmed cameos of multiple The Next Generation co-stars, as well as familiar faces from other Star Trek series.

The Return of Picard

This is a fairly bold and optimistic move for CBS All Access, who clearly sees great potential in the Patrick Stewart-led series. While the move could be considered unusual for standard television, streaming services tend to be more aggressive with renewals and back-to-back filming schedules. All in all, the development bodes well for Star Trek fans, as the studio is supremely confident in the upcoming series.

Star Trek: Picard Renewed for Season 2 Before Series Premiere - The Illuminerdi

The first episode will air January 23rd, 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access.

Source: CBS All Access