Showrunner says Star Trek: Picard season 3 continues VOY and DS9

The third season of Star Trek: Picard is coming to Paramount+ in February 2023. 

Most of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be in the third season of Star Trek: PIcard when it returns to Paramount+ in February of next year. According to the showrunner, Terry Matalas, in an interview with Den of Geek [via Trekmovie], this season is more like Star Trek Legacy as that is what he would have called it.

And there is plenty of legacy to go around as Matalas said he thought it was important that Deep Space Nine fans felt seen. Something which we can all agree with. But the series isn’t just about Picard, The Next Generation, and some Deep Space Nine. Matalas said it was a continuation of Voyager as well.

Star Trek: Picard will honor what came before.

Matalas said there was rich opportunity to honor what came before this series, and with season three picking up “a year and a half to two years” after season two, there was plenty of space to explore.

I just felt like Picard season three needed to feel like it fit into this universe. It was very important to me, first and foremost, that it treads new ground, but [also feel] like a continuation of the stories and arcs set up 30 years ago. There’s a fine line between fan service and just honoring the universe that you’re in. So, I just went full tilt at the things that mattered to me.

With four series tying in together, the final episode of Picard is bound to draw in Star Trek fans who haven’t previously watched this series. Most of us have been wanting to know more about Deep Space Nine and Voyager, and although we’re getting some new information from Star Trek: Prodigy about Voyager, there’s been very little on Deep Space Nine except for the recent appearance of Nana Visitor and Armin Shimerman on Star Trek: Lower Decks. This gives us all something to look forward to!