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PIC Season 3 opening title card

Season 3 title card

PIC Season 3 teaser art

Teaser art for Season 3

This page contains information specifically pertaining to the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard. In North America, season 3 episodes premiered weekly on Thursdays, starting 16 February 2023, on Paramount+ (USA and Latin America) and on CraveTV (Canada), with the rest of the world following suit through Prime Video with a one-day delay.

In the UK, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, season 3 episodes were also released on newly-launched Paramount+ foreign subsidiaries the day after their US premieres by the mother streaming service, alongside the Prime Video streamings, with all three seasons of Picard slated to be added to Paramount+ in South Korea later in 2023. [1] [2]

Episodes[]

Title Episode Production number Date US release date
"The Next Generation" 3x01 301 2401 2023-02-16
"Disengage" 3x02 302 2401 2023-02-23
"Seventeen Seconds" 3x03 303 2401 / 2381 2023-03-02
"No Win Scenario" 3x04 304 2401 (78183.10) / 2396 2023-03-09
"Imposters" 3x05 305 2401 (78186.03) 2023-03-16
"The Bounty" 3x06 306 2401 2023-03-23
"Dominion" 3x07 307 2401 / 2370s 2023-03-30
"Surrender" 3x08 308 2401 2023-04-06
"Võx" 3x09 309 April 2401 2023-04-13
"The Last Generation" 3x10 310 April 2401 / 2402 2023-04-20

Summary[]

Credits[]

Starring[]

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
Michelle Hurd as Raffaela Musiker ("The Next Generation"–"Seventeen Seconds"; "Imposters"–"The Bounty"; "Surrender"–"The Last Generation")
Ed Speleers as Jack Crusher

Special guest star(s)[]

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge ("The Bounty"–"The Last Generation")
Daniel Davis as James Moriarty ("The Bounty")
Michael Dorn as Worf ("Disengage"–"Seventeen Seconds"; "Imposters"–"The Bounty"; "Surrender"–"The Last Generation")
Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren ("Imposters")
Jonathan Frakes as William T. Riker
Alice Krige as the Borg Queen ("Võx"–"The Last Generation")
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Tim Russ as Tuvok ("Dominion"; "The Last Generation")
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi ("Seventeen Seconds"–"No Win Scenario"; "The Bounty"; "Surrender"–"The Last Generation")
Brent Spiner as Daystrom Android M-5-10 ("The Bounty"–"The Last Generation")

Crew[]

Directors
Douglas Aarniokoski ("The Next Generation"–"Disengage")
Jonathan Frakes ("Seventeen Seconds"–"No Win Scenario")
Dan Liu ("Imposters"–"The Bounty")
Deborah Kampmeier ("Dominion"– "Surrender")
Terry Matalas ("Võx"–"The Last Generation")

Background information[]

PIC Season 3 teaser art 2

Season 3 teaser art 2

  • On 21 October 2020, Production Weekly included a third season in its listing of upcoming productions, although no official announcement has been made. [3] [4] It was officially confirmed on 8 September 2021 during the Star Trek Day 2021 celebration.
  • Season 3 was filmed back-to-back with season 2 in order to control costs and accommodate production schedules, [5] and principal photography, aka production, began at the start of September 2021, immediately after production on the second season had wrapped on 29 August. [6]
  • On 3 January 2022, production on this season was temporarily halted due to a COVID-19 outbreak on set. [7] [8] Production resumed four days later on 7 January 2022. [9]
  • On 8 March 2022, production on this season had finished shooting. [10] It was also confirmed that this season will be the final one. [11]
  • On "First Contact Day", 5 April 2022, it was revealed that the original cast of Star Trek: The Next GenerationLeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner – had joined the cast for the third season, as a means of finally giving their characters "a proper send-off". [12]
  • On 2 May 2022, Alison Pill confirmed that she would not be returning for Season 3. [13]
  • On 5 May 2022, Evan Evagora and Santiago Cabrera confirmed that they would not be returning for Season 3. [14]
  • On 6 May 2022, Isa Briones confirmed that she would not be returning for Season 3. [15]
  • The third season being made available on Paramount+ foreign subsidiaries concurrently with Prime Video, making it no longer the exclusive series streamer outside the Americas, might, in the context of the increasingly vicious streaming wars, be construed as a harbinger that the series will be pulled from Prime Video the moment the season release schedule is completed. [16] It was in light of this that CraveTV did loose all its Star Trek content, Picard included with its very recent third season addition, on 1 August 2023, after the Star Trek franchise had revoked its streaming rights in favor of Paramount+ Canada. [17]

Reception[]

In 2023 the rating agency Nielsen started recording ratings for original streaming programming, with resulted in that both Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds have made the Top-10 (Original Programs) Streaming Chart since then. After season three debuted, Picard has managed to occupy Nielsens original streaming top-ten listing on three separate weekly occasions, with a ninth spot as it highest ranking. during its inaugural streaming run. [18] [19] [20] It must be understood that the Nielsen streaming ratings are not based on (individual) season three (episode) views alone as is commonly, but mistakenly, believed by a substantial part of the US populace, reviewers included, but on those of the show in question in its entirety, thus in this particular case including episodes from the first two seasons as well – an understandable misconception though, as traditional broadcast Nielsen ratings are based on individual television production viewings.

Awards[]

2023/24 Star Trek: Picard Season 3 awards and honors
Award Category Nominee(s) Result
Astra TV Award Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama Jeri Ryan (who had to share her win with actress Elizabeth Debicki for her portrayal of Diana, Princess of Wales in the Netflix series The Crown) Tied win
Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Drama ("The Last Generation") Terry Matalas won
Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Drama ("The Last Generation") nominated
Best Streaming Series, Drama Paramount+/CBS Studios
Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama Patrick Stewart
Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama Brent Spiner
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series ("Imposters") Michelle Forbes
CCA Super Awards Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie Paramount+/CBS Studios
Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie Todd Stashwick
Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie Patrick Stewart
Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie Jeri Ryan
Best Villain in a Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie Amanda Plummer
Emmy Awards Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup ("The Last Generation") James MacKinnon (Special Makeup Effects Department Head), Vincent Van Dyke (Prosthetic Designer), Hugo Villasenor (Key Prosthetic Makeup Artist), Bianca Appice (Key Prosthetic Makeup Artist), Neville Page (Prosthetic Designer), Kevin Wasner (Prosthetic Makeup Artist), Affort Storton (Prosthetic Makeup Artist), Kevin Haney (Additional Prosthetic Makeup Artist)
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) ("Võx") Silvina Knight (Assistant Department Head Makeup Artist), Tanya Cookingham (Key Makeup Artist), Peter De Oliveira (Makeup Artist), Allyson Carey (Makeup Artist), Hanny Eisen (Makeup Artist), Kim Ayers (Additional Makeup Artist)
Family Film Awards Best Ensemble Series (Television) Paramount+/CBS Television Studios
Outstanding Actor in a TV Series Patrick Stewart
Golden Reel Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Broadcast Long Form Effects/Foley ("The Last Generation") Matthew E. Taylor (supervising sound editor), Michael Schapiro (sound designer), Harry Cohen (sound designer), Alexander Pugh (sound editor), Deron Street (sound editor), James Gallivan (sound editor), John Sanacore (foley editor), Clayton Weber (foley editor), and Rick Owens (foley artist)
Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards Best Special Makeup Effects - Television Series, Limited Series or Miniseries, or Movie for Television James MacKinnon, Hugo Villasenor, Bianca Appice, and Vincent Van Dyke
Hollywood Professional Association Awards Outstanding Sound - Episodic or Non-Theatrical Feature ("The Last Generation") Matthew E. Taylor, Michael Schapiro, Todd Grace, Ed Carr, and Ian Shedd
ICG Publicists Awards Television (Maxwell Weinberg Award) Paramount+/CBS Television Studios
International Film Music Critics Award Composition of the Year (for the track "Leaving Spacedock") Stephen Barton, and Frederik Wiedmann
Best Original Score for Television
Movie Music UK Award Score of the Year
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Makeup - Prosthetic (Season three) Paramount+
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Television Series Paramount+/CBS Television Studios won
Best Actor in a Television Series Patrick Stewart
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Jonathan Frakes
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Jeri Ryan
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Ed Speleers nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Todd Stashwick
Best Guest Star in a Television Series Amanda Plummer
Writers Guild of America Awards Episodic Drama ("The Last Generation") Terry Matalas

See also[]

External links[]

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