Marina Sirtis says she isn’t the same old Troi in Star Trek: Picard

Marina Sirtis will guest-star in the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard.

Most of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be appearing in the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, and things have changed for all of them. We already know Geordi LaForge (LeVar Burton) is married with two daughters who are serving in Starfleet with him, Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) is no longer in Starfleet, and Worf (Michael Dorn) has chosen pacifism over war. But we hadn’t heard a lot about how Marina Sirtis’ character, Deanna Troi-Riker, will have changed.

In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, the actress confirmed that she isn’t the same old Troi we got used to seeing on The Next Generation. While she couldn’t give too much information because of nondisclosure agreements, she said there is a development that apparently changes her character.

There is a development, it’s not same old, same old Troi. Not that there was anything wrong with Troi in my opinion! It’s 30 years on, geez, one would hope, right? We’re not doing cookie-cutter stuff.

Marina Sirtis confirms there is a development with her character.

A development doesn’t necessarily make all of us Trekkies feel warm and fuzzy inside, especially when we know that not everyone from The Next Generation is safe in the third season of Picard. Troi and Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) have already lost a son so we can only hope whatever is going on with Troi isn’t another horrific trauma that is going to affect her daughter and her marriage as well.

We want to see these familiar characters back on our screens, but we don’t want to witness them undergoing tragedies that can only be explored in ten episodes. Of course, it’s possible that whatever happens is setting up for a spin-off that would offer more explanation in the future. But we still want Picard to end on a happy-for-now note if not a happily-ever-after one.