Regardless, Stashwick will be a welcome addition to the show, especially given that he’s already got a behind-the-scenes connection to it. The actor also starred in the Sy-Fy channel series “12 Monkeys” as Theodore Deacon, where he worked with “Star Trek: Picard” showrunner Terry Matalas. Speleers, meanwhile, doesn’t yet have a “Trek” connection, but you might know him from his role as the utterly despicable smuggler Stephen Bonnett in “Outlander.” Speleers also starred in the ill-fated “Eragon” adaptation back in 2006, and has appeared in “Downton Abbey” and “Wolf Hall.”
The new trailer gives us another look at a season that is set to be as close to a complete “Star Trek: The Next Generation” reunion as possible. LeVar Burton’s Geordi La Forge, Jonathan Frakes’ William Riker, McFadden’s Beverly Crusher, Marina Sirtis’ Deanna Troi, Michael Dorn’s Worf, and Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine from “Voyager” are all set to rejoin Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) for one last adventure. Brent Spiner, who played Data in the original series, will also return, although he’ll apparently be playing Data’s evil “twin” android Lore this time around. Daniel Davis’ Professor Moriarty is also set to make an appearance.
The second season of “Star Trek: Picard” ended with a few cliffhangers and surprises last year, as Q (John de Lancie) and Tallinn (Orla Brady) died, Elnor (Evan Evagora) was resurrected, Picard shared a moment with Laris (also Brady), and the crew (mostly) seems to have left the year 2024 behind for good.
“Star Trek: Picard” will return for its final season on Paramount+ beginning February 16, 2023.