Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer teases John de Lancie’s return as Q

The very first trailer for season 2 of Star Trek: Picard was launched Monday, and it’s definitely created to get fans talking. There’s no video from the program yet, simply a pan throughout numerous products in the office of Jean-Luc Picard: a clock and an hourglass, a painting and design of the starship Business, a copy of Milton’s Paradise Lost and the Dixon Hill book The Long Dark Tunnel. However the genuine tease comes at completion, with a picture of a playing card liquifying to leave an informing “Q” behind, and a single line spoken in voiceover by John de Lancie, the star who played the effective reality-warping alien Q on numerous models of Star Trek reveals past.

The teaser indicates that Q is going to go back to take on versus Picard, his very first Trek foil and preferred foe, when the 2nd season airs in 2022. Much more so, however, the style of this 63-second teaser appears to be about Picard’s remorses, and how absolutely nothing can be done about “what could have been” — unless, that is, Q provides him an opportunity to alter the past. The visual focus on wrist watches, along with Patrick Stewart’s voiceover as series star Jean-Luc Picard, speaking about “second chances” and history, recommends possible timeline shenanigans in season 2.

Much of Star Trek: Picard’s very first season fixated Picard’s sensations of failure and remorse after the Romulans’ home-system star went supernova. He assured them help and resettlement support, however the Federation broke that guarantee, leaving the Romulans to suffer a disaster. Picard gave up Starfleet in a fury and ended up being an exile, and his sensations of betrayal and vulnerability drove much of the very first season’s regularly inconsistent and struggling plot. It’s possible that season 2 will continue dealing with the fallout of these life-altering occasions, and how Q’s powers over area and time might alter them and let Picard redeem himself. Or the series might simply let Picard enter a previous version of the program and offer with another person’s issues, as the Star Trek: Deep Area 9 episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” did by positioning the cast into the initial Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles.”

Where Q is worried, almost anything is possible — consisting of a DS9 flashback or crossover episode, provided another mystical product in the teaser. Being in the middle of Picard’s workplace for some factor is the ancient Bajoran tablet Captain Sisko broke in the DS9 episode “The Reckoning.” It’s uncertain what that might imply for the 2nd season — it might be anything from a go back to Deep Area 9’s plotlines to a throwaway Easter egg for hardcore Trek fans. As a method of whetting the audience’s interest, however, it’s a clever play. With potentially more than a year of waiting on the next season ahead, they’ll require something to mull over in the meantime.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.