WARNING: This article contains some spoilers for Star Trek: Picard season 1. Read at your own risk
Star Trek: Picard season 2 first teaser has been dropped recently, hyping up the return of Star Trek: The Next Generation antagonist Q. The sci-fi drama is the second series of the Star Trek franchise on Paramount+. The show debuted in 2020 and saw the return of Patrick Stewart's Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Star Trek: Picard season 2 has been renewed at the time the first season premiered. The series garnered positive reviews from viewers and fans, with the story exploring Picard's brand new adventure in life. The freshman show also featured a lot of familiar faces from The Next Generation.
While the first installment concluded over a year ago, details about its sophomore run remain scarce until now. But during the Star Trek: First Contact Day, Paramount+ dropped the first teaser with Picard can be heard saying: "Time offers so many opportunities, but never second chances."
The clip delivered a huge twist at the end as John de Lancie's Q says "the trial never ends" and gives an ominous laugh. The character is a villainous antagonist who first appeared in The Next Generation and his most recent appearance was in the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.
The return of de Lancie in Star Trek: Picard season 2 isn't surprising to many as the actor teased in December 2020 that he would be making another Trek appearance. Now that it's officially confirmed, his character, Q, will reunite with his frenemy, Jean-Luc.
Q's line in the clip seems to be intriguing, but Jean-Luc's statement hints that the theme of the next chapter revolves around time and regret. The first installment ended with Stewart's character facing drastic changes after having his consciousness uploaded in a different body when he died.
This particular event may have caused a huge impact on him in Star Trek: Picard season 2. Jean-Luc's voiceover in the teaser also hints that he reflected on his past because of what happened. With Q's arrival, the titular captain may face more chaos than ever.
In addition to Stewart, other cast members include Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati, Isa Briones as Soji Asha, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal "Chris" Rios, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Orla Brady as Laris, and Brent Spiner as Altan Inigo Soong.
Meanwhile, the second installment has just kicked off filming back in February. Even though the series has ended over a year ago, the production has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As for the release date, the teaser confirmed Star Trek: Picard season 2 will premiere in 2022 on Paramount+.
"The trial never ends." #StarTrekPicard #FirstContactDay pic.twitter.com/42ey4IyN2y — Star Trek (@StarTrek) April 5, 2021