When do new episodes of 'Star Trek: Picard' premiere?

Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: Picard
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We've waited for some time for new episodes of Picard. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we didn't know when the series would even begin filming again (let alone what a premiere date would look like). However, thanks to Paramount+'s First Contact event, we now have more details about Picard and a whole host of other Star Trek properties. 

While there isn't a solid release date just yet, we can expect Season 2 sometime in 2022. So far as announcements go, the biggest thing dropped by Paramount was less the release date and more the fact that the trickster Q will be returning to Picard in Season 2

Other cast members returning to set include Brent Spiner, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan and Orla Brady alongside Patrick Steward's Jean Luc Picard and John de Lancie as Q. 

The returning cast members and the nefarious Q won't be the only familiar faces in Season 2, either. Whoopi Goldberg has also been personally invited by Stewart to return as Guinan. She confirmed her return back in January of this year. When Goldberg's The View cohost Joy Behar joked about keeping the blonde streaks in her hair, Stewart replied with “She can do whatever the hell she wants.”

Now that we know Season 2 a vague timeline for Season 2, fans can expect more information to be dropping in the coming months. In the meantime, there's still plenty of Trek to catch up on while you wait! All of their series, including the surprising Star Trek: Lower Decks can be found on Paramount+. 

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