With Star Trek: Picard season 2, make and head Akiva Goldsman is planning to answer questions about Jean-Luc Picard( Patrick Stewart) that haven’t been answered in Star Trek: The Next Contemporary. With the return of Q( John de Lancie) and Guinan( Whoopi Goldberg ), Star Trek: Picard season 2 launches Jean-Luc on a duration cros escapade that illustrates “the road not taken” by the legendary Starfleet Admiral.

Screen Rant spoke to Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman on how he and showrunner Terry Matalas schemed Picard’s brand-new travel in season 2, which of Star Trek: Picard’s new characters he enjoys writing for, and whether Picard season 3 is the exhaustive end of the series.

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Screen Rant: Coming into Picard season 2, you’ve got a lot of TNG greatest thumps: Q, Guinan, hour travelling, the Borg Queen( Annie Wersching ). How did you approach putting season 2 together?

Avika Goldsman: Season 2 eventually turns into ‘Picard looking into Picard.’ And so, in order to set those stakes, we needed some things that were unique. We needed Picard’s two deepest enduring affinities, which are Q and Guinan. So they gave us both feelings framework and a couple of things that we really needed for storytelling.

Q can create a palate for us that can externalize[ Picard’s] internal passage because he’s magic. Guinan can be someone that prompts a jaunt. Someone who knows Picard’s strifes and has cross-temporal awareness, which is required as we started to shift timelines. So the narration kind of announced out for them and we travelled for ’em.

Besides Picard and the bequest reputations, who among the new reputations did you really take to and experience writing for?

Akiva Goldsman: Honestly, I actually dug all of them. It’s hard not to get a kick out of writing a speech for Alison Pill when she plays[ Dr. Agnes] Jurati. That communication in[ Picard] bout 2 where she’s sort of trying to talk her way out of having to call Seven[ Jeri Ryan] ‘Seven.’ She only does this rant. They’re really fun to write because Alison can just say as many texts as you can put on a page.

How did Q need to be different this time around?

Akiva Goldsman: We try always to have the characters show up not the route we last construe them. We want there to be the weight of autobiography. Although Q’s life is not temporally linear, we still managed to create this idea that things have happened in his exploitation that weren’t true when last we ascertained him. For us, that commits a kind of story weight.

Picard season 3 is nearly done shooting, I feel?

Akiva Goldsman: Yes.

Is that the definite aspiration?

Akiva Goldsman: It is today.

With someone like Picard, we know who he is and what he expressed support for. How do you approach such a defined attribute and what brand-new facets are there still to discover about this follower?

Akiva Goldsman: I guess part of the exultation of the show is finding exactly what those are? That’s what we tried to do in season 2. We looked at Picard’s life and said, “There seems to be an interesting absence of sturdy nostalgic connections.” What’s that about? Where does that come from? Ha ha, we said. Let’s figure it out.

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Star Trek: Picard Season 2 debuts Thursday, March 3, on Paramount +.

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