Just over a week before the show debuts, CBS All Access has officially renewed the upcoming “Star Trek: Picard” for a second season.
The announcement was made at the Television Critics’ Association press tour today in Pasadena, but the writing was on the wall the other week when the show’s potential second season received $20 million in tax credits to shoot in California – the most any series has ever received on the funding program.
The first season consists of ten episodes, but no count has been revealed for the second as yet or when it might air. Producer Alex Kurtzman is said to be roughly aiming for a late 2020 or early 2021 bow.
Michael Chabon served as showrunner on the first season but is likely stepping aside for the second due to his commitments to bring his own literary work “The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” to television.
Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Isa Briones, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora also star in “Star Trek: Picard” along with returning Trek vets Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco.
The TCA panel also saw confirmation that the third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” won’t hit until the second half of the year, while the animated comedy “Star Trek: Lower Decks” is set for later this year as well.
Source: TV Line