Patrick Stewart invites Whoopi Goldberg to join Picard Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 23, Jan 2020Reading time: 3 mins
Patrick Stewart has invited Whoopi Goldberg to join Star Trek: Picard for Season 2.
The sequel, first announced last summer, will see Patrick Stewart reprise his iconic role as the Starfleet legend, who has since retired in France on his family’s vines, but it’s not long until his traumatic past comes back to catch up with him.
Picard stars alongside Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Isa Briones, but familiar faces are also among the ensemble, including Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Brent Spiner (Data/B4) and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh the Borg), not to mention Will Riker himself (Jonathan Frakes).
Now, Guinan could be set to join them. Patrick Stewart, appearing on The View yesterday, surprised the moderator of the talk show by asking if she would reprise her role of the El-Aurian bar hostess, which she performed in 28 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
“I’m here with a formal invitation, and it’s for you, Whoopi,” Stewart said. “Alex Kurtzman, who is the senior executive producer of Star Trek: Picard, and all his colleagues, of which I am one, want to invite you into the second season.”
GoldSeemingly shocked, Goldberg embraced her former Star Trek costar as the studio audience erupted with applause.
“I’ve said this on the show before, but Star Trek was one of the great experiences, from the beginning to the end,” Goldberg replied. “I had the best time ever.”
Steward added that he could “wait to have you with us again one more time”. When the others on The View asked if Whoopi would have to dye her hair, Stewart said she “doesn’t have to do anything” to qualify for returning to the Star Trek set.
.@SirPatStew officially invites @WhoopiGoldberg to join season two of #StarTrekPicard: “It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/mxOtyJxF63
— The View (@TheView) January 22, 2020
Star Trek: Picard renewed for Season 2
14th January 2020
Star Trek: Picard has already been renewed for a second season, before the first has even premiered.
The sequel, first announced last summer, will see Patrick Stewart reprise his iconic role as the Starfleet legend, who has since retired in France on his family’s vines, but it’s not long until his traumatic past comes back to catch up with him: while he has been looking to find a new life firmly on the ground with his dog (named Number One), he’s soon approach by Michelle Hurd’s (Blindspot) character, Raffi Musiker, whose revelations about the past prompt him to start an investigation that takes back to Starfleet. a connection to Picard’s past.
Joining the pair on screen are Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation) and Evan Evagora. Old friends also set to return include Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Brent Spiner (Data/B4) and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh the Borg), not to mention Will Riker himself (Jonathan Frakes).
Season 1 premieres on Amazon Prime Video in the UK on 24th January 2020, within 24 hours of its US debut on streaming service CBS All-Access. The announcement was made by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content for CBS All Access, during the service’s biannual Television Critics Association presentation.
“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that ‘Star Trek’ fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres.”
Watch the trailer for Season 1 here.