Star Trek: Picard: CBS releases new teaser, could be planning for season 2

Pictured: Patrick Stewart as Picard of the the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Patrick Stewart as Picard of the the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

After news that Star Trek: Picard was unofficially greenlit for a second season, CBS released another teaser trailer that is chock full of hints about the eagerly awaited mission for Picard.

Excitement is brewing for Star Trek: Picard, which is just one month away. And CBS just released a teaser about Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) that includes some fast snippets of what that mission just might be.

“I was haunted by my past,” intones a gravelly voiced Jean Luc Picard, “But now, I have a mission.”

And he’s clearly inspired to take up the call to space once more: “I will do what needs to be done,” says the beloved captain in the trailer.

The new mission that is calling Picard back to action likely has something to do with protecting Dahj (Isa Briones), who is possibly linked to both the Borg Collective and the disenfranchised Romulans.

“Someone has to help her,” he explains to Voyager’s Annika Hansen/Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), who is also featured in a separate image later on, awesomely battling it out with phasers in both hands.

Watch the teaser for Star Trek: Picard here:

Season two already in the works? Or more? And how soon?

The teaser trailer was released days after news that a second season had hit the internet. With the California Film Commission granting Star Trek: Picard over $20 million in tax credits for an upcoming second season, it’s pretty clear that plans are underway, even if CBS hasn’t yet confirmed it.

It’s a positive sign for the highly anticipated series, picking up the story of the fan-favorite Picard almost two decades since the last Star Trek: The Next Generation film in 2002. The 2020 series has a much darker, grittier look and feel and will certainly provide an opportunity for the gifted Stewart to find more layers to a role that continues to captivate.

And if you think you’ll have to wait painfully long between seasons on CBS’s new streaming platform — where Picard will air on a weekly basis — you’ll be happy to know that the second season might launch that same year, either fall 2020 or early 2021. This is excellent news in the television world, where fans often have had to wait longer for popular franchises like Game of Thrones.

Stewart has already said he’s interested in more than two seasons, saying he could commit to “possibly three years,” or maybe even more, according to Digital Spy.

What do the new Star Trek: Picard teaser images tell us?

The Picard mini trailer released on Facebook (and screen shot for YouTube) opens with Jean-Luc’s nightmare aboard Enterprise-D’s Ten Forward, where he is witnessing a planet in the background under attack, perhaps by Romulan Birds of Prey. Among the intriguing shots that haunt him is Data, who sacrificed himself in Star Trek: Nemesis. Brent Spiner is one of the returning alums from The Next Generation, likely appearing in visions or dreams. There’s also the added mystery of the AI army that may have been copied from his circuitry.

Jonathan Frakes is back as Number One, along with Marina Sirtis’s Deanna Troi. We catch another glimpse of a heartfelt moment between Picard and Will Riker, who asks what he’s “gotten himself into,” to which the captain laughs. Frakes will be also be in the directing chair, as he often was on Next Generation.

More screen captures show us a Borg drone, Jean-Luc warmly greeting someone, a battle in the skies involving a very large ship, Dr. Agnes Jurati, and a Borg cube with updated force field effects from the previous trailer. You can see all the screen grabs here to salivate over.

Star Trek: Picard will follow in Star Trek: Discovery’s footsteps and stream weekly on the CBS All Access platform, premiering January 23. Amazon Prime will also broadcast the series the day after, but only for the lucky fans in the UK.

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