Michelle Hurd will be revealing a new side of Raff in the third season of Star Trek: Picard.
Things are changing for Raffi in the upcoming season of Star Trek: Picard. Not only will she be the captain of the La Sirena now that Seven of Nine is a commander in Starfleet, but as Michelle Hurd told Trekmovie, she’s going into superspy mode.
According to Hurd, Terry Matalas pitched the idea to her before season two ended, saying he wants to bring out the superspy that is Raffi. He then added he wanted to do a super spy Raffi like in the Bourne Identity. Hurd couldn’t have been happier with the idea.
"“And I was like,” Excuse me What? Bourne Identity? Sign me up. Absolutely.” I mean, that’s all you had to say. How could I say no to that?”"
In her spy duties, Michelle Hurd got to work a lot with Michael Dorn.
Hurd said there was a lot of stuff that goes on with Raffi and Worf, and she got to work a lot with Michael Dorn which was fabulous.
And while the changing Raffi is exciting to Hurd, she wants to make one thing clear. Raffi will always be complicated because of her past and her current struggles. Hurd didn’t want to have Raffi be fine all of a sudden as she is an addict, and Hurd wanted to make sure that wasn’t glossed over. So the series will still show her struggles and how she is taking things one day at a time. Hurd emphasized, though, that Raffi is strong, and she is persevering.
As for Hurd, she’s grateful to be the only series regular, besides Patrick Stewart, to make it through to the final season. She started the series with Stewart, and though Jeri Ryan is a series regular as well, she didn’t come aboard right away. And if nothing happens to her character, Hurd will be in the final episode of Star Trek: Picard as well. That’s a mission well-accomplished.