It looks like CBS wants to doubly confirm that Star Trek: Picard will be getting a second season. Deadline reported on the yet-to-debut streaming show getting a second season, but we guess CBS wanted to make it official. No start date was revealed for the second season, but the first season will start on January 23.
In addition, CBS is announcing that Terry Matalas is joining the show as an executive producer/showrunner. This will help fill the void left by the departing showrunner Michael Chabon.
Here’s the press release regarding the renewal of the yet-to-be-born show:
CBS ALL ACCESS RENEWS “STAR TREK: PICARD” FOR SECOND SEASON
Terry Matalas Joins Series as Executive Producer
PASADENA, Calif. –– Jan. 12, 2020 –– CBS All Access today announced the second season renewal of its upcoming original series STAR TREK: PICARD. The announcement was made by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content for CBS All Access, during the service’s biannual Television Critics Association presentation.
“The energy and excitement around the premiere of STAR TREK: PICARD has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that ‘Star Trek’ fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on Jan. 23.”
Season one of STAR TREK: PICARD premieres on CBS All Access in the U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 23. Following the premiere, new episodes of STAR TREK: PICARD’s 10-episode first season will be available weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.
STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. For season two of the series, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Patrick Stewart, Terry Matalas (“12 Monkeys,” “MacGyver”), Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers; Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) and Kirsten Beyer serve as co-executive producers.
Furthermore, Wil Wheaton will host a Star Trek: Picard aftershow every Thursday after the main show airs/streams. Hopefully Picard actor Patrick Stewart will end the show by saying “get off my bridge Wesley!”
As mentioned previously Star Trek: Picard season one starts streaming on CBS All Access January 23. And since you all have been good, here is a motion image of the show’s best new character: