Star Trek: Picard star talks season 2 filming and dream cameos

The second season of Star Trek: Picard has been slow in coming thanks to the pandemic, but filming is starting up pretty soon!

Filming on the second season of Star Trek: Picard, which follows Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard as he comes out of retirement, was delayed over the summer, thanks to the pandemic mucking things up. But it sounds like it won’t be long before Stewart and co boldly go where they’ve never gone before.

Among the “co” is Evan Evagora, who played Elnor the Romulan warrior monk in the first season. Speaking about season 2 on Pod Syndicate, he revealed that filming is due to start up again soon. “Yeah, January we will be filming,” he said. “I don’t know if they have posted the date. All I know is everyone’s saying January, January, January.”

So we’ll start season two there and in my opinion it cannot come quicker. I’m so excited, not just to get back to work, but to get back to the motley crew and hang out with everyone… in California.

The Star Trek universe is a big universe, full of interesting people to meet and get to know. Ruminating on actors he’d like to see cameo on the series, Evagora named one of Stewart’s best friends. “I would like to see [longtime friend of Patrick Stewart] Sir Ian [McKellen] in the show. It’s got to happen. Whether it’s a villain, or a commander, or something. He needs to be in it.”

That he does, if for no other reason than the Instagram opportunities alone.

And as for characters from the Star Trek universe he wants to see, Evagora — being a self-professed fan — knows exactly who he wants to bump into. “I’d like to see Geordi,” he admitted. “I’d love a sparring session with Worf. It was Klingons who were viewed as enemies and we get given Worf and that is a different perspective on Klingons. Not everyone is the same. And I think it is the same with Elnor. It’s a different view with Romulans that we haven’t seen before.”

He’s so different than most Romulans are. Most Romulans are very secretive and not trusting and scheming. And you’ve got this Romulan kid—the sister/boy—and he’s completely different. He speaks his mind and in protecting and helping people.

Hopefully, we’ll be seeing Star Trek: Picard season 2 by the end of next year.

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