While visiting the University of Huddersfield, Sir Patrick Stewart, an Emeritus Chancellor of the university, spoke briefly about his new Star Trek:Picard show.
The actor, who turned down the new series twice, was persuaded when he realized that the series would be something new, not just a The Next Generation reunion. “I don’t regard it as going back,” he said. “In fact, we are definitely moving the series forward and that’s what made the difference for me.”
In the new series, Picard is a man who has “undergone disappointment, trauma and serious loss and, at first, is not remotely the same man as he was.”
“We are looking at a new world with new objectives, problems and issues that could not have been raised when we were making The Next Generation and I found that very exciting,” said Stewart. “It’s very exciting and people will be surprised and perhaps even shocked.”
Stewart also mentioned that a second season of Star Trek: Picard might be filming early next year. “…There is also the possibility of a second Picard series filming in March next year,” he said.
Source: Examiner Live