Star Trek: Picard season 3 — next episode, trailer, cast and everything we know about the final season

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard season 3
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The final season of Star Trek: Picard promises to boldly go where no other Trek franchise has gone before as members of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast join Patrick Stewart on one last adventure to the Final Frontier. 

Details about Star Trek: Picard season 3 were revealed during Star Trek Day. The Paramount Plus celebration of all things Star Trek on September 8 commemorated the anniversary of the original series’ premiere in 1966.

Here’s what we know about Star Trek: Picard season 3.  

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Next episode of Star Trek: Picard season 3

The next new episode of Star Trek: Picard airs Thursday, March 16. The title is "Imposters" and here's the episode description: "Caught by Starfleet and facing court martial, paranoia grows as Picard struggles to uncover whether a prodigal crewman from his past has returned as an ally or an enemy hellbent on destroying them all."

Star Trek: Picard season 3 episode guide

Keep track of all the episodes of Star Trek: Picard season 3 right here:

Star Trek: Picard season 3 episode 1: "The Next Generation"
"After receiving a cryptic, urgent distress call from Dr. Beverly Crusher, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard enlists help from generations old and new to embark on one final adventure: a daring mission that will change Starfleet, and his old crew forever."

Star Trek: Picard season 3 episode 2: "Disengage"
"Aided by Seven of Nine and the crew of the USS Titan, Picard makes a shocking discovery that will alter his life forever, and puts him on a collision course with the most cunning enemy he's ever encountered. Meanwhile, Raffi races to track a catastrophic weapon, and collides with a familiar ally."

Star Trek: Picard season 3 episode 3: "Seventeen Seconds"
"Picard grapples with a life-altering revelation, while the Titan and her crew try to outmaneuver a Vadic in a lethal game of nautical cat and mouse; Raffi and Worf uncover a nefarious plot from an enemy Starfleet has long since forgotten."

Star Trek: Picard season 3 episode 4: "No Win Scenario"
"Picard, Riker and crew must confront the sins of their past as the Titan drifts helplessly in a mysterious space anomaly."

Star Trek: Picard season 3 release date

During the Star Trek Day event, Patrick Stewart revealed that Star Trek: Picard season 3 would be beaming onto Paramount Plus on February 16, 2023. 

Great news for UK Trekkies: you can watch the new season on Paramount Plus.

Who is in the Star Trek: Picard season 3 cast?

As soon as Picard was initially announced, Star Trek fans wondered whether it would present an opportunity for the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast to reunite. Brent Spiner returned as Altan Soong and Adam Soong, along with reprising his role as Data. 

In season 3, the entire Star Trek: The Next Generation cast is back together again in a reunion for the ages.

There was a bit of controversy when Wil Wheaton wasn’t announced as part of the TNG reunion. Wheaton, who played Dr. Crusher’s son Wesley Crusher, was a big part of the series in its early seasons. Wheaton currently hosts the Ready Room aftershow and remained mum about being left out until the Picard season 2 finale revealed that Wesley was back in his role as the Traveler, picking up where his character left off in his final TNG appearance.

Here is the Picard season 3 cast so far:

  • Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard 
  • Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine 
  • Michelle Hurd as Raffi 
  • Jonathan Frakes as William T. Riker 
  • Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher 
  • Michael Dorn as Worf 
  • LeVar Burton as Geordi LaForge 
  • Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi 
  • Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher 

What is Star Trek: Picard season 3 about?

There’s no official synopsis for Star Trek: Picard season 3 just yet, but it’s safe to say that the events of Star Trek: Picard season 2 will trickle down into the final season. In season 2, Star Trek villain Q (John De Lancie) returned to wreak havoc with the timeline. 

Based on what’s revealed in the sneak peek teaser, Beverly Crusher sends a message to Picard asking for help. Picard goes to Riker and they devise a plan to find a ship and go on their new mission to help their friends.

It's possible we'll learn more about the new season when several members of the cast, including Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner travel to NYCC to celebrate the final season. Deadline (opens in new tab) reports that the entire TNG cast, minus Wil Wheaton, will be together for this special occasion. 

Is there a Star Trek: Picard season 3 trailer?

The latest look at Star Trek: Picard season 3 aired during the AFC Championship game. Give it a look below.

The first official sneak peek for Star Trek: Picard season 3 was introduced by Patrick Stewart during the Picard panel at Star Trek Day. Seeing the entire TNG cast makes us emotional. Not only that, but newly minted Starfleet officer Seven of Nine utters Picard’s iconic "engage" command to the delight of fans everywhere.  

How to watch Star Trek: Picard season 3

Star Trek: Picard season 3 is available exclusively on Paramount Plus in the US and UK. You can choose one of the following subscription options below if you’re not a subscriber already, and there's a free trial of Paramount Plus if you want to see what the service is all about.

Sarabeth Pollock
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Sarabeth joined the Watch to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long.  

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