Fans are looking forward to the third season of Star Trek: Picard because of the characters returning to the series.
Season three of Star Trek: Picard will be the series final season, and the show is ending on a high note, welcoming back most of the actors from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Neither Denise Crosby nor Wil Wheaton have been mentioned as returning characters, and Wheaton himself confirmed that he would not be appearing in the third season. Still, enough of the characters are returning to have fans excited about the reunion…except that’s not exactly what it is, according to series star, Patrick Stewart.
In a Star Trek: Picard panel at San Diego Comic-Con covered by Entertainment Weekly [via Trekmovie], Stewart said he didn’t intend to disappoint anyone, but the third season of Picard isn’t about a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion.
"I don’t mean to disappoint you, but it’s not about a Next Generation reunion. It really isn’t. It’s part of a narrative, a very serious narrative that develops throughout season 3. And indeed, does bring us together, I can say right at the end because you’d like to know that. It’s not just a walk down memory lane, remotely."
Star Trek: Picard is bringing Star Trek: The Next Generation characters back, but it isn’t all about the crew getting back together.
Stewart also said basically the same thing to TV Insider [via Trekmovie] by confirming that season three of his series is much more than a reunion. Gates McFadden, who returns as Dr. Beverly Crusher, confirmed Stewart’s take on the season and added her own.
"It’s quite an adventure. And it’s a brilliant story how they unfold us getting together and what happens. I was thrilled. I think it’s a super season and I’m sure the fans would love it."
I don’t think any of us thought the season was going to be about the crew getting back together to hang out and reminisce about the good times, but now both McFadden and Stewart are telling us that whatever brings all of these characters back together is extremely serious. So it sounds like it has something to do with their time spent together on Enterprise. Perhaps a piece of unfinished business comes back to haunt them, forcing them all to reunite. Whatever it is, we now know that the gang is getting back together for an anniversary or a celebration so whatever happens is an unintended reunion. And maybe not even an altogether welcome one.