The Star Trek: The Next Generation spin-off show, Picard, is set to begin season two production in February. Star Patrick Stewart is ready and excited to get back to work.
Stewart recently shared his excitement to return as Captain Jean-Luc Picard during an interview with Gold Derby Picard will be a little different in the sophomore season as his consciousness now lives in a synthetic “golem” body. Not sure yet if he’ll be like his best buddy, Data. The former captain of the Enterprise would be dead if not for his consciousness being transferred to this new body.
During the interview, Stewart hinted on what we can look forward to for Picard season 2. He mentioned on how Picard’s new body may or may not affect his character.
“That’s a question that I brought up with co-creator Akiva Goldsman and showrunner Terry Matalas when the three of us were having a script discussion,” Stewart says. “I wanted to know what, exactly, they had done to me when they saved my life, and was there any chance that this might have an impact on Picard’s personality or behavior. They felt that it probably wouldn’t, but it lies there as an option should we need to take it. But also, there is another human aspect being introduced into season two, which I am not allowed to talk about, but it’s going to have, I think, quite an impact.”
The Star Trek Universe touches on a bigger picture that reflects the real world. Our real world. Stewart touched on that big picture and how it’ll change in the second season.
“There is a strong element of a better future in all of the Star Trek versions there have been I’m sure it will be present in the animated version when we see it,” Stewart says. “But it’s undergoing a bit of a transformation at the moment as we’re working on Season Two of Picard. The world around us is not as calm, patient, democratic as it has been. There are issues that are very contemporary. Now don’t think for one moment, because Alex and Akiva would could at me if they thought I was saying this, we are not tuning in to European politics or North American politics at all, but there is a sense in which things have gone wrong, and they need to be put back on track again. I hope that that will have a beneficial impact on our audience at home when they watch it. We don’t lecture to people. We tell stories. That’s our job. But I hope nevertheless there is a sense coming through, and I’m sure it will, of we have issues, and we have problems, and there is unfairness in the world, and we have got to resolve this if we can.”
Star Trek: Picard season 2 starts production February 1st. Catch up with Patrick Stewart’s Picard and Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.
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Source: Gold Derby
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