The second season of the American television series Star Trek: Picard features the character Jean-Luc Picard in the year 2401 when he and his companions are trapped in an alternate reality by Q as part of the ultimate trial for Picard. They must travel back to 2024 Los Angeles in a race against time to save the future of the galaxy. The season was produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Weed Road Pictures, and Roddenberry Entertainment, with Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas serving as showrunners.
Patrick Stewart stars as Picard, reprising his role from the series Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as other Star Trek media. Alison Pill, Jeri Ryan, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Orla Brady, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Brent Spiner also star. A second season was in development for months before being officially announced in January 2020. Matalas and Goldsman replaced first-season showrunner, Michael Chabon. The time travel story was conceived by Matalas and connects to Picard’s struggles with his own history. Matalas and new production designer Dave Blass returned to the visual style of the Next Generation and brought back key designers from that series. Delayed from a planned June 2020 production start by the COVID-19 pandemic, filming began in California in February 2021 and lasted until September, shooting back-to-back with the third season. Location shooting took place around Los Angeles. The second season features special guest stars returning from previous Star Trek media, including John de Lancie as Q and Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan.
The season premiered on the streaming service Paramount+ on March 3, 2022, and ran for 10 episodes until May 5. It was estimated to have high viewership and audience demand and received positive reviews from critics. The season is nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and several other awards.