Star Trek: Picard is the eighth installment in the Star Trek franchise. Sir Patrick Stewart plays Jean-Luc Picard in the story. The show features a resigned Jean-Luc Picard who is troubled by the death of Data in the movie Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Picard is spending a calm life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard, at the end of the 24th century, 14 years after he resigned from Starfleet. When he is approached by a strange young woman named Dahj who needs his assistance, he soon finds she may have intimate ties to his own history.
However, there’s a huge concern for Treky, as the Star Trek Tv show had to shut down shooting due to over 50 staff members testing positive for Covid-19. The staff had just recently returned to work following the winter break, but there were multiple reports of illnesses and infections on the first day. According to reports, this has disrupted various production areas, including zone A, which includes the actors. It is unknown if any of the cast members have tested positive. Because the series has a huge staff (about 450 people), production was immediately paused to analyze the situation. CBS Studios has yet to respond or issue an official statement.
Picard is shot in Los Angeles, which has registered over 26,000 cases reported since January 5. The series will be added to the list of entertainment industry activities that have been canceled or rescheduled as a result of the third wave. However, sources have stated that production could resume very soon.
Season 2 will most likely be unaffected by this production pause. Following the 2020 delays, production for the following season began in February 2021. When the series was extended for a third season early, the production team chose to shoot both seasons back-to-back. Season 3’s production, according to that estimate, is currently suspended. So, yes, season 2 will be released on time.
One of the most interesting aspects of Picard’s season 2 is the return of John de Lancie’s Q, as well as the danger that time itself is broken. Aside from opponents and objectives, Captain Picard will have to contend with a new synthetic body, which has given him a second chance at life (and us, well, a second chance to watch Picard’s stories again!)