Marina Sirtis returned to her iconic role in Star Trek: Picard season one
Prior to the first season of Star Trek: Picard which aired in 2020, Marina Sirtis hadn’t appeared onscreen as her character from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Counselor Deanna Troi, since the ill-fated final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005. Star Trek fans had missed both Troi and her television husband, Captain Will Riker and were only too excited to see them return to the franchise with their appearance together on Picard’s seventh episode of the first season, “Nepenthe.” But, according to an interview with the Express, Sirtis herself wasn’t all that excited about reprising the character.
The actress had played Troi off and on for over thirty years, and she admitted that, as ungracious as it sounds, she thought everyone was more excited than she was. It wasn’t that she wasn’t happy to be back on set with her co-stars but clarified that it was “not exciting.”
Marina Sirtis isn’t returning for season two of Star Trek: Picard
Though the actress has maintained a small part in the Star Trek franchise with her recent vocal appearance on Star Trek: Lower Decks, she isn’t returning to this season of Picard. Most likely, that is due to the setting of the series as the trailer clearly defined a time travel storyline that takes the crew back into the 21st century.
Though Sirtis said she wasn’t excited playing Troi again, that could have a lot to do with the amount of time she has spent with the character. Thirty plus years is a long time to be known as Counselor Troi. And Sirtis is keeping plenty busy since her return to the UK earlier this year with six upcoming movies, one entitled “The Order” which includes Nichelle Nichols.
It’s doubtful that Sirtis has left Counselor Troi behind, though, as with the Trek series currently airing, there are plenty of opportunities for her reappearance, and I can’t imagine her not being asked to recreate the role once again.