Patrick Stewart re-confirms that Jean-Luc Picard’s story may not end in Star Trek: Picard.
Star Trek: Picard is supposed to be it for Patrick Stewart, his character Jean-Luc Picard and the cast of the Next Generation series, who are all returning to reprise their roles in the final season of Picard. Some of them aren’t expected to survive, with Stewart’s Picard being the prime target.
After all, Stewart has already seen his character die once in this series, so why not a second time?
Picard has been a bit of a flop for Star Trek and Paramount+. It’s one of, if not the least watched series and the fandom has seemingly rejected it out of hand with some of the lowest scores of any show or film in Star Trek’s history. While the original concept was for three seasons, everyone has said that the show would go on as long as they would be allowed to and apparently Paramount had enough and canceled the franchise after three seasons.
Despite the failings of the show, the poor fan reception, and the poorly conceived first two seasons, Stewart refuses to put the character to rest. He recently told CBS that he’s moving on, but that a film could still happen, saying;
"There is a movie, and that’s possible in the future. But principally, I think the moment has come when I’m going to return to the live theatre, to the stage. In fact, there are a couple of Shakespeare roles I’ve never played."
Patrick Stewart should enjoy the theater and stay gone from any more Star Trek properties
Stewart got his reunion season, got to spend time with his friends, and got to get paid handsomely again. There’s really nothing else to do at this point. I mean, his character has already died once on this show and will likely again. Isn’t it time to move on?
If Stewart wants to do some conventions; great. Fans would love that. But at 82, it’s time we pass the Star Trek mantle to a newer, younger generation. Nostalgia is a drug, and drugs are bad, Mmm’kay, so how about we put the past where it belongs and look to the future?
No more Picard-focused stuff, please.