STAR TREK: PICARD first season hasn’t started airing yet, but CBS All Access has announced that the series has been renewed for a second season. Executive Vice President of Original Content for CBS All Access, Julie McNamara, revealed the news during the service’s biannual Television Critics Association presentation on January 12.
“The energy and excitement around the premiere of STAR TREK: PICARD has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that ‘Star Trek’ fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on Jan. 23.”
The original Star TrekSet series is set 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis released in 2002. Retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard — still deeply affected by the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data and the destruction of Romulus — steps into the next chapter of his life.
STAR TREK: PICARD sees Sir Patrick Stewart reprising as Jean-Luc Picard. Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones also stars in the series. Several actors from the previous Star Trek series will also reprise their roles, including Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Marina Sirtis, and Jonathan Frakes.
Season one of STAR TREK: PICARD premieres on CBS All Access in the U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 23. bOTH, the first and 2nd season will consist of ten episodes.