Hold your horses, you must be wondering what happened to the first season of Star Trek: Picard however, no need to worry as the first season hasn’t premiered yet.
The reason why the new Star Trek series is already getting renewed for a second season is because of what seems to be a growing demand for big title releases from streaming services. The decision could have been made so as to jump ahead of the competitive market.
The series Star Trek: Picard will be premiering on CBS All Access on January 23, 2020 which is just a month away with the second season probably coming in after the first season’s finale. According to reports, the series will release one new episode a week, starting on January 23, 2020.
Picard’s scheduling is similar to that of Disney+ where several series, including one of its most popular recent streaming shows: The Mandalorian are having once-per week releases. The second season of Star Trek: Picard may make its debut in late 2020 or early 2021.
The Star Trek: Picard second season was awarded $20.4 million in California tax incentives
According to Deadline, this show’s second season alone was awarded $20.4 million in California tax incentives. This is a significant amount more than was awarded to the same series’ first season, which attained a California tax incentive of $15.6 million this time last year.
Sir Patrick’s The Next Generation co-star Jonathan Frakes will direct some episodes, while one of Discovery’s directors, Hanelle Culpepper, will oversee the first two. This will make her the first woman in the franchise’s 50+ year history to direct the launch of a Trek installment.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment.
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