Star Trek: Picard was a major success when it debuted on CBS All Access this spring. Fans reacted positively to Sir Patrick Stewart‘s return to the role that catapulted him to superstardom, Jean-Luc Picard, the former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show was renewed for a second and third season even before the first episode was released. But how many future adventures can viewers look forward to? Will the third season be its last? Maybe.
Akiva Goldsman co-created Star Trek: Picard with Michael Chabon (who acted as showrunner of Season 1), Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman. According to Goldsman, Picard may sign off after three seasons, but it could also go on for five, or even more.
Speaking to Collider, Goldsman said:
“I mean, I think we have discussed it as both a 3 season show, a 5 season show, a ‘let’s just keep going forever’ show… Star Trek: Picard in my view will go as long as Patrick Stewart wants to do it… As I’m sure you know, he was not interested in coming back. And we did a lot of… really good collaborative story breaking and talking and you know and I think he’s particularly delighted in a good way about having come back. And we will rely on that goodwill until he feels he’s done.”
One thing that fans have to look forward to in Season 2 is the return of Whoopi Goldberg as the visionary Guinan, a supporting role she originated on TNG.