Patrick Stewart certainly seems to think Jean-Luc Picard’s journey is far from over. Speaking to Deadline, the actor, who will likely leave his “Star Trek” days behind him after “Picard” season 3, said that he believes Jean-Luc himself will persist in perpetuity:
“There is still enormous potential for matters in what we can do and there are doors left open and we didn’t close all of them.”
Of course, Stewart has to remain coy about the plot of “Picard” season 3 prior to its airing, so the actual details of what doors are left open will have to remain under-wraps for the moment. Because this is the perfect time for speculation, one might consider a few exciting possibilities. Perhaps Picard will indeed be made an immortal android, or at least a being capable of living many more hundreds of years. Seeing as the character has always had a keen interest in archaeology, perhaps he will take a team of young, hotshot Indiana Jones-types under his wing and become a galactic tomb raider exploring long-dead alien civilizations.
While “Picard” season 3 was announced as the show’s last, strong viewership could tempt Paramount into continuing the series in some other form (if not revive it outright). As “Picard” co-creator Alex Kurtzman told Deadline:
“If the show blows the doors off the place, and we’re certainly hoping it will as we’re very proud of season three, who knows?”
The message here, then, is clear: Subscribe to Paramount+, talk about “Picard” on social media, and we’ll definitely get the “Jean-Luc Picard: Tomb Raider” TV series spinoff we clearly all want to see. His first stop will have to be retrieving the Kurlan Naiskos from the Federation archive.
“Star Trek: Picard” season 3 will premiere on February 16, 2023, on Paramount+.