‘Star Trek: Picard’ Casts New Actress to Play the Recurring Role For Borg Queen in Season 2

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Bosch and Runaways actress Annie Wersching will be joining Star Trek: Picard Season 2. The series is known for having stars like Patrick Stewart, Isa Briones, Alison Pill, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Orla Brady, Brent Spiner, and Jeri Ryan.

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Star Trek: Picard Season 2 continues to follow the titular character, Picard played by Stewart into the next chapter of his life. The second season will also have the return of John de Lancie's Q.

Meanwhile, Variety has confirmed that Wersching will be recurring in the second season as Borg Queen. Alice Krige previously played the role of Borg Queen in VOY: Endgame and Star Trek: First Contact. Susanna Thompson played the role in Star Trek: Voyager.

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The Borg Queen was the entity that existed in the central nexus of the Borg Collective. Federation scientists Erin Hansen and Magnus gave her the name Borg Queen after discovering her existence. This occurred in VOY: Dark Frontier.
There are multiple yet identical Borg Queens from VOY: Dark Frontier, Star Trek: First Contact, Endgame, Unimatrix Zero, and Unimatrix Zero, Part II. In the 2380s, one of the Borg cubes had a queencell, containing the spatial trajector that is reserved for the Queen in case of emergency.

The Borg Queen is characterized as ruthless. She is willing to do anything in her might to protect the Borg Collective. Drones particularly showed no emotions, but the queen herself has. If necessary, she will use psychological tactics such as intimidation or extortion just to get what she wants.


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