While Picard’s renewal is now official, there is still no word yet when season 2 will premiere and how many episodes it will be. The word is, however, Picard is looking at a late 2020 or early 2021 premiere.

The much-anticipated series has Sir Patrick Stewart reprise his Star Fleet role for the first time since 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis movie.

CBS All-Access’ Julie McNamara added –

“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,”

“We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that Star Trek fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on January. 23,”

The second season of Picard was awarded $20 million in December by the Golden State and is the most any TV project has ever been awarded in the California Film Commission-run program since then-Governor Jerry Brown officially expanded the credits to $330 million a year overall and binned the lottery system in September 2014.

Picard also stars Next Generation veterans Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner plus Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arc. Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Isa Briones, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Evan Evagora are also on board.

Stewart, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth executive produce.