Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan in Star Tre: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Picard season 2 – Whoopi Goldberg invited to return as Guinan

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Season 2 is reportedly eyeing a spring production start date…

It’s already been confirmed that Picard will continue the next phaser (sorry) of his life on CBS All-Access. Deadline revealed that season 2 of the character’s new TV series has been given the green light at the streaming service after receiving $20.4 million in California tax incentives to keep the party going. Season 1, which will be available on Amazon Prime Video here in the UK from tomorrow, had already received $15.6 million in tax incentives.

Season 1 sees the reappearance of some familiar Star Trek faces, including Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco, and it looks like season 2 could very well welcome Whoopi Goldberg back as Guinan.

This week, as she sat interviewing Stewart on talk show The View, Goldberg was offered a “formal invitation” to return to the role she played in 29 episodes of Star Trek from star Patrick Stewart, on behalf of himself and executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

Star Trek was one of the great experiences from the beginning to the end,” Goldberg responded with glee. “I had the best, best, best time. Best time ever!”

“Well, it was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time,” Stewart said.

Star Trek: Picard stars Stewart as he reprises his role as ex-Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard. He had previously played Picard in both The Next Generation and its subsequent spinoff movies. In the upcoming show, his character is brought back out of retirement when a new enemy threatens the Federation after the destruction of Romulus.

Deadline indicates that the second season of Picard will once again have ten episodes, and will stream in “late 2020 or early 2021”, with production potentially getting underway in the spring of 2020.

More soon.