Star Trek: Picard Executive Producer Discusses How Long the Series Will Run

Before its series premiere earlier this year, Star Trek: Picard was renewed for a second season by CBS All Access. However, the overall length of the series is still an open question. While speaking with Collider, Picard executive producer Akiva Goldsman suggested that only Patrick Stewart can decide how long the series will run.

“I think we have discussed it as both a three season show, a five season show, [and] a ‘let’s just keep going forever’ show,” said Goldsman. “But… Star Trek: Picard in my view will go as long as Patrick Stewart wants to do it. As I’m sure you know, he was not interested in coming back. And we did a lot of… really good collaborative story breaking and talking and you know and I think he’s particularly delighted in a good way about having come back. And we will rely on that good will until he feels he’s done.”

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Additionally, Goldsman noted that production on the second season didn’t begin before the coronavirus pandemic shutdown Hollywood.

“We were to start shooting in June, which I guarantee you we will not unless the world opens tomorrow,” admitted Goldsman. “We had broken the season, we were about halfway through the writing of it. You know, we will start as soon as we can once the world opens, you know? Prep will have to resume, and then we’ll start. We know what it is, and it’s cool. And we’re excited by it, and I feel like we learned a lot from season one. It’s… of the things I have in my life it is the one that is most imminent when the world opens. It’s the one that feels like *that’s* the thing, at least in my life, that’s going to come back fastest.”

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