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Star Trek: Picard season 2 — next episode, trailer, cast, plot and everything we know

Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: Picard
(Image credit: Trae Patton/Paramount Plus)

After a bit of a wait Star Trek: Picard season 2 is here. 

Filmed back-to-back with the third season (due to air in 2023), this second outing of the retired Starfleet officer sees Sir Patrick Stewart's beloved Captain going boldly into the past. 

Trapped in an alternative timeline, he and his crew are locked in a race to save the galaxy from one of Picard's greatest foes: Q. 

To face down his new trial, Picard turns to old and new friends to try and put an end to Q's scheme.

Here's everything you need to know about Star Trek: Picard season 2...

When is the next Star Trek: Picard episode?

In the US, Star Trek: Picard season 2 is currently streaming exclusively on Paramount Plus. Episode 6, "Two of One," will be released on Thursday, April 7.

Worldwide, Star Trek: Picard is airing on Prime Video, with episode dropping on Friday. This will put "Two of One" out on Friday, April 8.

The series will air on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and stream on Crave in Canada.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 plot

The logline for Star Trek: Picard season 2 explains that the next leg of Picard's adventure sees him thrust back into the past, facing a new test from Q, one of his most powerful enemies.

It reads: "Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard takes the legendary Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on a bold and exciting new journey: into the past. Picard must enlist friends both old and new to confront the perils of 21st century Earth in a desperate race against time to save the galaxy’s future — and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes."

Here is the synopsis for the episodes that aired thus far:

Star Trek: Picard season 2 episode 1 — "The Star Gazer"
"Starfleet must once again call on legendary Jean-Luc Picard after members of his former crew - Cristóbal Rios, Seven of Nine, Raffi Musiker, and Dr. Agnes Jurati - discover an anomaly in space that threatens the galaxy."

Star Trek: Picard season 2 episode 2 — "Penance"
"Picard finds himself transported to an alternate timeline in the year 2400 where he must face one last trial orchestrated by his longtime nemesis Q."

Star Trek: Picard season 2 episode 3 — "Assimilation"
"Picard and the crew travel back to 2024 Los Angeles in search of the one person who can help them identify the point at which time diverged."

Star Trek: Picard season 2 episode 4 — "Watcher"
"With time running out to save the future, Picard seeks out an old friend for help; Rios winds up on the wrong side of the law; Jurati makes a deal with the Borg Queen."

Star Trek: Picard season 2 episode 5 — "Fly Me to the Moon"
"Picard discovers an important person from his past may be integral to the divergence in the timeline. Q continues his manipulation of the timeline, taking an interest in Dr. Adam Soong. Seven and Raffi attempt a daring rescue of Rios, while Jurati faces the consequences of her deal with the Borg Queen."

Here's the synopsis for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard episode, "Two of One":
"Tallinn helps Picard and the crew infiltrate a gala on the eve of a joint space mission to protect an astronaut they believe is integral in restoring the timeline - Renee Picard; Kore makes a startling discovery about her father's work."

Star Trek: Picard season 2 cast

Star Trek: Picard naturally sees legendary actor Patrick Stewart reprising his role as his Star Trek: The Next Generation character, Jean-Luc Picard in his next chapters in life. 

He's not alone, though as there's a load of stars set to join him for the new season. Expect to see Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Orla Brady as Laris, Isa Briones as Soji Asha, Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal "Chris" Rios, Brent Spiner as Altan Inigo Soong, and Annie Wersching as classic Star Trek villain, The Borg Queen.

Excitingly, there are two special guest stars lined up for the new season. Academy award-winner Whoopi Goldberg is set to return to her iconic Star Trek: The Next Generation role as Guinan, with fellow TNG alum John de Lancie back to play the nefarious Q.

Is there a trailer for Star Trek: Picard season 2? 

Yes. Star Trek: Picard season 2's official trailer was released on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, and it gives us a little taste of what to expect from this latest chapter in Captain Picard's life.

It looks like the stakes are higher than ever before. Picard and his companions are stranded in the 21st century after Q broke the very fabric of reality. We see Picard haunted by his memories, reuniting with Guinan and Q, and his crewmates battling for survival on Earth and in deep space.  

Take a look at the action-packed trailer below:

Martin Shore
Martin Shore

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.