Jonathan Frakes may disappoint fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Since Star Trek: Picard debuted, The Next Generation fans have been hoping for the possibility of seeing a reunion of Admiral Picard and all of his former crew members. They got part of their wish in the first season with the appearance of Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner. And with the second season right around the corner, they’ll be seeing more of Spiner and the addition of John de Lancie’s Q. But is there hope that the remaining characters who served aboard the Enterprise with Picard will show up?
According to Frakes, in an interview with CinemaBlend, the prolific director said trying to get all of the characters from TNG into Picard’s world would be quite an undertaking, one that he calls pretty complicated.
"So, you know, we’ve had a little bit of reunion where he comes to see how we are and where we left the business to try and save our son. That was in Season 1 of Picard. So, it’s a pretty complicated undertaking to think about revisiting all that glory. It’d be fun, though."
Jonathan Frakes will be sharing a scene with John de Lancie in the upcoming season
We do know that Frake will be repising his role as Captain Riker in the second season of Picard, and that he will share a scene with both John de Lancie and Brent Spiner. But there is no mention of whether Sirtis will return so odds are good it’s not happening, especially with the issue of time travel taking over the season.
With Picard already into filming of its third season and not even a hint of an appearance by Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, or Wil Wheaton, we probably shouldn’t look forward to seeing the crewmembers in season three. As to whether it could happen in season four, we’ll have to wait to see if series star Patrick Stewart chooses to continue the series if there is a renewal.