Picard pleads humanity’s case on the hidden android homeworld in ‘Picard’ Season 1.CBS
2. The status quo will change, again — Picard Season 1 dealt with a more xenophobic and protectionist version of Starfleet. By the end of the season, we learned that most of this was because of manipulation from the Romulan sect, the Zhat Vash, and the secret police known as the Tal Shiar.
Yet the Federation still seemed different, and that’s because there’s a large section of the Beta Quadrant patrolled by the Fenris Rangers. Therefore, it’s possible that the entirety of Picard Season 2 could take place outside of Federation space. If the crew of the La Sirena is operating beyond the jurisdiction of Federation or Starfleet that could explain why what Stewart has read is “unlike anything” Star Trek has done before. Basically, imagine Starfleet never appears in this season.
1. Jean-Luc will change drastically — Jean-Luc is, on some level, a new character going into Season 2. That can’t be ignored. The human Jean-Luc Picard died in Season 1. Yes, he’s been reborn in a “Golem” body, but that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily going to act like the same person.
How did dying change him? In the classic Trek films, Spock was markedly different after his death and rebirth in the films The Wrath of Khan and The Search For Spock. What’s happened to Picard is a slightly bigger deal. Spock’s legit original body was regenerated and his consciousness was dropped back into his wetware. Picard on the other hand, was rebooted. His memories are a copy of the memories of his organic self.
So will he behave differently going forward? Will he lose his mind for a little while? All of these things are possible. The series is called Picard, which means he’s still the primary focus. So, if Picard himself goes on a personal journey that is even more intense than Season 1, that could qualify as “unlike anything” Picard or Trek has done before.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 is expected to start filming sometime in 2021.