Season 3 of Star Trek Picard is shaping up to be a whole new direction for the series. The big news is that the main cast of Star Trek The Next Generation will be for recurring throughout the season. Most of the original Picard cast will be exiting with the exceptions of Jeri Ryan Seven and Michelle Hurd Raffi and much of the action will be set on a Starfleet ship.
Executive Producer Terry Matalas joined the series for season 2 as coshowrunner with Akiva Goldsman however with the final season being shot backtoback with season 2 he soon found himself mostly focused on developing season 3 as the sole showrunner. He has described season 3 as a proper sendoff for the TNG crew featuring more nautical catandmouse submarine movie elements of those early Trek films. In the last few days he has been revealing even more on social media about the upcoming season and even hyped the idea of a spinoff.
Season 3 jumps forward
Season 2 of Picard took place a year after the end of season 1 and Matalas has revealed on Twitter that the same will be true for season 3 with slightly over a year passing since the season 2 finale. A fan also asked Matalas about what JeanLuc is writing in the season 3 cast reveal trailer.