Fans are wondering if Star Trek: Picard is cancelled in the wake of new rumours surfacing online. Let’s consider their validity.
Sci-fi has long thrived on screen and has wholeheartedly earned its status as one of the most beloved genres.
Through the genre, many talents have explored and pondered many of life’s greatest questions, translating heavy ideas into enthralling spectacle.
Of course, if you were to ask sci-fi devotees about the most important franchise in its expansive history, the majority would either point to Star Wars or Star Trek, with the latter arguably proving far more integral to the genre’s history.
It first debuted way back in 1966 and whisked audiences away to a wealth of intriguing worlds which actually taught us many things about our own.
Since then, the franchise has become a pop culture phenomenon and persists on screens both big and small.
In 2020, one of the biggest talking points for fans has been Star Trek: Picard, with Patrick Stewart reprising the titular and iconic role.
However, are we about to witness the series take a bow?
Is Star Trek: Picard cancelled?
- No, Star Trek: Picard has not been cancelled but there are rumours circulating online that this could be the case.
As highlighted by We Got This Covered, a rumour has gained attention which suggests Emma Watts – Paramount film chief – wishes to take control of the Trek franchise from its current producer, Alex Kurtzman.
It’s noted that this would result in the cancellation of not only Star Trek: Picard, but also Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Lower Decks and Short Treks. In addition, Discovery would allegedly conclude with season 3 and the production crew aboard Strange New Worlds would change.
Such a drastic and sweeping takeover would completely alter the face and course of the franchise as we know it.
Inevitably, fans have weighed in…
Picard fans flock to Twitter
A number of Star Trek: Picard fans have headed over to Twitter to react to the rumours and have their own say on the speculation.
Check out a selection of tweets:
Opinion: Cancellation is unlikely
Firstly, it must be addressed that the rumour originated from an anonymous post on 4chan.
Although it has gained attention, its origin speaks volumes.
It’s hardly a credible source for information and Digital Spy notes that it has already been renewed for future seasons and this was the case early on.
CBS clearly have great faith in the series and the source also includes word from CBS All Access’ Julie McNamara:
“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for.”
Although the show has divided both hardcore and casual fans, we’re confident that the show has a bright future. COVID-19 will undoubtedly play a role in delays but season 2 will hopefully be worth the wait.
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