Picard Renewed For Season 2 & Chabon Steps Down

With season one only 38 days away from Star Trek: Picard has just been renewed for a second season.

Winning a record Californian tax incentive of $20.4 million, Picard is set to return to our screens with its sophomore season most likely in 2021.

According to an article by Deadline, this tax incentive is the largest ever been awarded to small screen production.

(CBS) Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal ‘Chris’ Rios

While the renewal news has yet to formally announced by CBS, with the news of this mega tax incentive, a formal announcement is surely on its way.

NEW Showrunner For Season Two

Chabon will transition out of the showrunner role for Picard and he will run a different TV series for CBS Studios. CBS has commissioned Chabon to produce an adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for Showtime.

Chabon has served as showrunner for the show’s first season, and he was jointly responsible for helping Alex Kurtzman persuade Sir Patrick Stewart to return to his role as the iconic Jean-Luc Picard.

Even though, Chabon is stepping down as showrunner he will remain on board as executive producer of the show.

Star Trek Picard RENEWED For Second Season! | Chabon Out As Showrunner!

Watch the trailer below

Star Trek: Picard will air on January 23rd 2020 on CBS All Access in the USA, CTV SCi-Fi/Crave TV in Canada and will be released the next day January 24th 2020 on Amazon Prime Video Internationally.