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Q actor, De Lancie, confirms return in Star Trek: Picard and the filming of seasons 2 and 3 together

May 6th, 2021 by Marc Comments

There has been a rumour for a while now that the second and third season of Star Trek: Picard are filming back-to-back, despite a third season not even having been confirmed yet.

However, until now, there’s been nothing even close to official news.

Now actor John de Lancie, who plays iconic Star Trek: The Next Generation baddie Q – and who is having a Trek renaissance with appearances in both Picard (here) and Star Trek Lower Decks (here) – has confirmed his return to the franchise and that the two seasons are filming simultaneously.

“Q is coming back,” the actor says.

“As a matter of fact, for the last two weeks I have been filming on Picard and really annoying Picard – really annoying him. Patrick was delighted to see me for the first couple of days and after a couple of more days of really annoying scenes, he said, ‘SO, how many episodes are you doing?’ In other words, ‘When are you going to get out of my face?’ And the answer is six episodes. I think they are going to be coming out – actually, I don’t know. But we are shooting season two and three all at the same time right now.”

So, it seems that, like in The Next Generation, Q will come and go in the story, causing chaos and panic… and that’s just the way we like it.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 will star Patrick Stewart, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera and Orla Brad. They will be joined by TNG favourites Whoopi Goldberg and LeVar Burton as Guinan and Geordi La Forge.

Star Trek: Picard season two is expected to air on Paramount+ in 2022.

Source: Trek Movie

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….