Courtesy : Digital Spy
While Star Wars is coming in soon, the Star Trek universe also continues to be expanding in its own way. Star Trek: Picard starring Patrick Stewart is all set to premiere on January 23 2020.
However, while that is already known to everyone, what comes as news is that the show has already been renewed for a second season ahead of its premiere. The show marks Stewart's return to the franchise for the first time in almost 18 years.
The second season of Picard is set to receive $20.45 million in tax credits from the California Film Commission; it's one of 16 projects to receive credits for basing production in the state.
Star Trek: Picard will follow Stewart's character 20 years after the events of his last appearance in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. Stewart was initially hesitant to revisit the role, but a 35-page document outlining the series from showrunner Michael Chabon helped convince him.
"We wanted it to be a real-time follow-up to where we last saw Picard," executive producer Akiva Goldsman said at New York Comic Con in October. "We wanted to let the ensuing years that have happened for us also have happened for Jean-Luc. We spent a lot of time, collaboratively, filling in the intervening years. We know pretty much everything that happened in those 20 years. … I include in 'we,' Patrick, who is the singular expert in Picard."
The series also stars Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.