Star Trek: Picard marked the return of Patrick Stewart in the iconic role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard almost 20 years after he last played him in Star Trek: Nemesis. The series was welcomed by fans as they are happy to see the legendary actor back in the role again and witness his life years after his last journey with the Enterprise crew.
The second season of the series started its run last week where we saw the return of Whoopi Goldberg's Guinan and John de Lancie's Q. As we are watching the second installment of Picard's journey later in his life, the filming for the series has already officially wrapped as co-executive producer Christopher Monfette announced on Twitter that the filming for the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard has completed and thanked co-showrunner Terry Matalas, the cast, writers, and the crew for their contributions.
"And that’s a wrap on Season Three of #StarTrekPicard. As you watch and enjoy Season Two just know — the next and final chapter in Picard’s story is a truly remarkable thing. Beyond thankful to @TerryMatalas, the cast, crew and all our extraordinary writers who made it possible," Monfette wrote in his tweet.
Jeri Ryan, who plays Seven of Nine, also took to Twitter to announce the wrap of the filming of Star Trek: Picard. She wrote, "And just like that, it’s done. That’s a series wrap on #StarTrekPicard. So surreal since season 2 has just started airing. I can’t wait for you all to see what’s to come in season 3! Huge love to our incredible cast and crew. What an journey this has been…"
In case you didn't know, the second and third seasons of Star Trek: Picard was filmed back-to-back which is why it already wrapped even though we just started with the second season. It was also already announced previously that the third season will be the last one for the series as originally intended.
The second season just started airing so we won't feel any sadness yet that Star Trek: Picard has finished filming and we're still 19 episodes away before it wraps. While three seasons may sound short, it is understandable since Stewart is already 81 years old and there's also no longevity when it comes to the story of the series itself. In addition, at least we also know that the series will have a definitive ending and we won't have to wait for any news if they will have another installment.
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard season 2 premiere every Thursday on Paramount+.