Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Wraps Filming

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Wraps Filming

Star Trek: Picard wraps filming on its third and final season, which was shot concurrently with its second season, now streaming on Paramount+.

Star Trek: Picard has wrapped filming for its third and final season. The final season was shot concurrently with the second season that premiered on March 3 on Paramount+, with ten episodes airing weekly. Along with series star Patrick Stewart, the series has seen the return of previous Star Trek actors such as Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Marine Sirtis, John de Lancie, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jonathon Frakes (who has also directed for the series.)

Star Trek: Picard follows Jean-Luc Picard, former captain of the Enterprise, and protagonist of Star Trek: The Next Generation, now retired from Starfleet, as he’s drawn into a new adventure. Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard will follow conflicts between Picard and his old enemies Q and the Borg, some of The Next Generation’s most memorable villains. Annie Wersching of 24 fame joins the second season as The Borg Queen, a role previously played by Alice Krige in Star Trek: First Contact.

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In a tweet by co-executive producer Christopher Monfette, he announces the filming of Star Trek: Picard’s third and final season is complete. He reminds viewers that the end of Picard’s story is already determined and how fitting a finale it will be. He also thanks showrunner Terry Matalas and the cast and crew for making the show a reality. Read the tweet below:

And that’s a wrap on Season Three of #StarTrekPicard. As you watch and enjoy Season Two just know — the next and final chapter in Picard’s story is a truly remarkable thing. Beyond thankful to @TerryMatalas, the cast, crew and all our extraordinary writers who made it possible.

— Christopher Monfette (@cwmonfette) March 8, 2022

With season 2 of Star Trek: Picard starting so memorably, it suggests a more concentrated storytelling effort to decide to end the story with its third season. It’s also likely the series is ending quickly and shooting seasons 2 and 3 simultaneously as a cost effective measure, since Picard has a crew of 450, one of the largest on television. Additionally, with the high cost of a science-fiction series and COVID safety measures, it’s not surprising that the writers might want to tell their story as efficiently as possible. Season 3 is expected to premiere sometime in 2023.

Star Trek remains one of the most consistent and long-lasting properties in science-fiction, crafting exciting stories around memorable characters for decades, and Star Trek: Picard maintains that commitment to intelligent storytelling. With bringing back familiar characters, Picard is able to delve deeper into the stories fans already know so well and push those characters in new and exciting ways while staying true to its roots. In the end, Star Trek: Picard’s run may not be as long as its predeccessor or franchise counterparts, but sometimes less is definitely more.

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Source: Christopher Monfette

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