Patrick Stewart is back for one final season as Jean-Luc Picard in the standalone Star Trek series, Picard.
We’ve beamed up everything we know on the third series of Picard, including what time new episodes release, the cast, plot and more. If fantasy is more your thing, we have a similar roundup for season 3 of The Witcher.
What time do new episodes of Star Trek Picard release in the US?
New episodes of Star Trek Picard are available on Paramount+ on Thursdays from 12am PT/3am PT.
Accounts cost $4.99 per month for ad-supported viewing, and $9.99 per month for an ad-free subscription. You will not be able to watch the show on the CBS network on broadcast TV.
What time do new episodes of Star Trek Picard release in the UK?
In the UK, episodes of Picard will start rolling out tomorrow, 17 February 2023, and then every Friday thereafter. You can stream along on Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon Prime Video costs £5.99 for streaming alone, and £8.99 for additional features like next-day delivery. New users can get a month’s free trial.
Paramount+ is available in the UK as well, but Picard will not be streaming on here due to pre-agreed licensing terms with Amazon.
Star Trek Picard season 3 trailers
The latest trailer reveals two new characters for the series:
Here is the official teaser trailer for season 3 of Picard which was revealed at Comic-Con:
The second teaser trailer revealed that the crew will be dealing with an entirely new threat than what we saw in season 2:
Who are the cast and crew of season 3?
It wouldn’t be ‘Picard’ without the man himself, so we know that Sir Patrick Stewart will be returning for the titular role. The following co-stars will also be back: Michelle Hurd as Rafaella “Raffi” Musiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine.
There will be appearances from Brent Spiner as Lore and Daniel Davis as the Holographic Doctor Moriarty.
Alison Pill sadly won’t be back as Agnes Jurati for season 3. There is also uncertainty about whether Santiago Cabrera will return as Cristobal “Chris” Rios after he decided to stay in the past last season.
Fortunately, there are plenty of old faces coming back from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
We will see the return of LeVar Burton (Lt Commander Geordi LaForge), Michael Dorn (Worf), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T Riker), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) and Brent Spiner (Data).
Take a look at the official cast announcement below:
Amanda Plummer will be guest starring as Vadic, captain of the Shrike – and seemingly the antagonist of the season.
Also joining this season are LaForge’s children. They will be Ensign Sidney La Forge, played by Sharpe Chestnut, and Ensign Alanda La Forge, played by LeVar’s real-life daughter, Mica Burton.
The latest trailer revealed that Ed Speleers and Todd Stashwick will be joining the cast as series regulars. Spleeners’s character will be aiding Beverly Crusher’s medical efforts, whilst Stashwick’s character will be the captain of the U.S.S. Titan.
Showrunner Terry Matalas (best known for 12 Monkeys on the SyFy network) will also be returning behind-the-scenes for the final season.
What will happen in Star Trek: Picard season 3?
Showrunner Terry Matalas has confirmed that he wanted the story of Jean-Luc Picard to end by “honoring the beginning, with his dearest and most loyal friends from the USS Enterprise.”.
The story will allegedly be inspired by the Wrath of Khan. This was hinted at during season 2, when Dr. Adam Soong pulled out a secret folder labelled ‘Project Khan’ in LA 2024. This was later confirmed by co-creator Alex Kurtzman at Comic-Con.
Kurtzman has approached this story like it is the final Next Gen movie, and will explore where the characters are personally now that time has passed.
The teaser trailer shows that Vadic (Amanda Plummer) will be hunting down Picard and the crew – though we don’t know yet exactly why.
Picard will also have to deal with two other possible threats: Lore – Data’s evil android twin brother – that has somehow made a return after bring deactivated, and Holographic Doctor Moriarty – best known for the episode, Elementary, Dear Data, in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Showrunner Matalas has also teased the appearance of the next Enterprise – USS Enterprise-F – on Twitter.