Star Trek: Picard appears to be done after season three.
Star Trek: Picard was launched with the idea of giving Patrick Stewart one more run with the Star Trek franchise. The former lead of The Next Generation era of Trek, and the man who made French captain Jean-Luc Picard all sorts of British, had not played the role since 2002. The idea was to give Picard a Logan-like appeal. Logan, which was basically the end of the Fox-owned X-Men films, also featured Stewart.
The idea was that this would be a limited run show, three seasons tops. While people have had some conversations about extending the show, the idea was always to tell the Picard story in three seasons. While Akiva Goldsman had infinite hopes of Picard season’s to come, Stewart seems done. In an interview with SFX Magazine, Stewart is very clear that this is it.
"When we go back to work on Monday, I will be shooting episode eight of season three (for Picard), with only two more episodes to go. So we are weeks away from wrapping the series."
This seems to confirm that the series will in fact end after season three, which is set to premiere in 2023 sometime. Seasons two and three were shot back to back.
Patrick Stewart states that Star Trek: Picard will end after season three
Now some people are trying to muddy up the conversation, because of Stewart being British. Why does that matter? Well, in England, a television show runs for “series”, not “seasons”. So if you hear Doctor Who has over 20 series, they don’t mean that there have been 20 different Doctor Who shows, they mean that the show has aired for 20 years or more consecutively.
In the States, we refer to a collection of episodes as seasons.
So some people believe that Stewart may have used the words “seasons” and “series” interchangeably. That’s absurd. Stewart has worked in American television for nearly 40 years. He’s been on numerous American shows and understands the dialogue difference between series and seasons in this regard. He demonstrated it in the actual quote.
He said they are finishing the third season, and that will finish the series.
Picard is done after season three.
Now, things can always change, and money talks a lot in this industry. So it’s very possible that they convince Stewart to do more work, even if it’s not on Star Trek: Picard. That said, season three appears to be it, which shouldn’t be a surprise, as we’ve been told for years that this was supposed to be a three-season run.
And apparently, it will be.