Matalas spoke to SFX (through CBR) about his determination to show season 3 of “Picard” right into a “Subsequent Era” reunion — in addition to his reservations with pitching it to his main man. Matalas turned showrunner shortly earlier than season 2, and discovered then that Kurtzman and Goldsman “had been all the time fascinated with every one among these seasons being a unique story.” When it got here time to start out constructing out the story for season 3, Matalas knew he needed to go huge. “I had actually all the time needed to do one ultimate Star Trek: The Subsequent Era journey, however wasn’t sure that Patrick could be up for it,” he continued. In hindsight although, he needn’t have apprehensive: as soon as Stewart sat down to listen to the pitch, it appeared to be easy crusing:
“I sat down with Patrick at his eating room desk and took him by way of what I assumed was the ultimate story of Picard, and a few arcs that I felt wanted to be paid off for his character and a few relationships and a few storylines and, after a bottle of wine, we had been off to the races.”
Clearly, Matalas bought his want in a serious method. Whereas this might probably be the final we see of Picard, not less than followers will likely be handled to a reunion earlier than all of it ends. Season 3 of “Picard” will see Stewart reunite with Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, and Gates McFadden for his or her first journey in 20 years — and it could by no means have occurred if Matalas hadn’t offered his personal thought to Stewart himself.
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