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Star Trek: Picard

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Star Trek: Picard is an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming service CBS All Access (later rebranded as Paramount+). It is the eighth Star Trek series and was released from 2020 to 2023 as part of Kurtzman's expanded Star Trek Universe. It features retired Starfleet admiral Jean-Luc Picard, beginning 20 years after his last appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Each season explores different aspects of the character in his advanced age.

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Created by
Based onStar Trek: The Next Generation
by Gene Roddenberry
Theme music composer
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30
Executive producers
Production locationSanta Clarita, California
Running time39–62 minutes
Production companies
Budget$8–9 million per episode
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080p (2.39:1)
Dolby Vision
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJanuary 23, 2020 (2020-01-23) 
April 20, 2023 (2023-04-20)

Patrick Stewart stars as Picard, reprising his role from the series Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as other Star Trek media. Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, and Evan Evagora also star in the first season, with Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, and Brent Spiner joining for the second. The third season stars Stewart, Ryan, Hurd, and Ed Speleers, with Next Generation cast members LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Spiner as special guest stars.

The series was first rumored in June 2018 and was officially announced that August. It was produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Weed Road Pictures, and Roddenberry Entertainment, and was designed to be slower and more character-focused than previous series in the franchise. Filming took place in California, which granted the series large tax credits. Chabon served as showrunner for the first season, with Goldsman and Terry Matalas taking over for the second which was filmed back-to-back with the third. Matalas became the sole showrunner for the third season, which was designed to be a conclusion to the stories of Picard and the other Next Generation characters.

Star Trek: Picard premiered on CBS All Access on January 23, 2020, and its first season ran for 10 episodes until March 26. The second season was released on Paramount+ from March 3 to May 5, 2022, and the third and final season was released from February 16 to April 20, 2023. The series was met with generally positive reviews from critics, and has received numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award for its prosthetic makeup. Several tie-in projects have been created based on the series, including an episode of the companion series Star Trek: Short Treks. Cast and crew expressed interest in a spin-off or continuation of the series after the third season.