Speculation on Star Trek: Picard ending after season three has more validity than ever before.
There have been many rumors over the last few months about Star Trek: Picard wrapping up after season three concludes. Patrick Stewart has already stated that the series will wrap when he’s done filming but some people tried to say that Stewart misspoke.
Those critics claimed that Stewart, who is British, used “series” like the British use it when talking about a show. In the UK, a season is referred to as a “series”. So for instance, in the UK the latest version of Dr. Who (re-launched in 2005) has been around for 13 series, not seasons.
In the United States, we refer to a show in a brand as a series. So if we’re using the same Dr. Who analogy, we would that series has been around for 13 seasons. So people are trying to spin it, saying that Picard may have meant “series” as the British due and that Picard was just wrapping for the season.
Not so fast.
Terry Matalas, who is from the United States, has gotten on board the bandwagon, so to speak, and tweeted out that the series would be wrapped by today (March 7), and that they would “beam out forever!”, which sounds like the show is over for good.
Though no formal statement has been made.
Star Trek: Picard may be contentious but proved one thing…
Star Trek: Picard may be the most contentious show among the Nu Trek properties, with many pointing out the show as unnecessary, silly, far too dark, and basically did nothing but harm the legacy of Jean-Luc Picard the character.
After all, he’s a robot not (not joking) who will die of natural causes (not kidding).
It angered fans, and even though Star Trek: Discovery’s first season and some was some of the worst television in the eyes of many, season three really turned around the tide of the show, to the point it got a fifth season when it didn’t seem likely.
Picard won’t have the same reputation. Though it did prove one thing; Star Trek can do these smaller, shorter series, and fans will take an interest in them. Due to Picard, fans may actually get a Captain Worf series, or something with Geordi La Forge, or even a Kathryn Janeway mini-series.
So if these other shows do end up getting developed in the same vein as Picard, at least the show can hang its hat on the fact it opened up the possibility for other, shorter stories, to be told in Star Trek.