Star Trek: Picard didn't leave a lot for fans to theorize on what Season 2 will be about, though CBS All Access has confirmed the show will go on. This has led fans to seek out answers about where the next adventure will take Jean-Luc Picard next season, and whether he'll retain most or only some of his crew, such as Jeri Ryan's fan-favorite Seven-Of-Nine.
Many are particularly interested to find out if Seven of Nine will be along for the ride, after seeing the character land a recurring role in Season 1. Michael Chabon was asked point blank whether Seven of Nine would return during a Q&A on his Instagram (via Comicbook.com), and the Picard showrunner played it cagey by saying the following:
I can, but I'm not supposed to... I want to say yes, but people keep telling me not to. So, no.
Michael Chabon was coy at first, citing that others above him wished for Star Trek: Picard Season 2 details such as that one to be kept under wraps. Still, he said enough to make it sound like Jeri Ryan will indeed be back as Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Picard Season 2, though he didn't specify in what capacity in that moment.
Once that information was teased, though, Michael Chabon got a little more relaxed with his confirmation. The showrunner gave a more definitive answer stating that, as of now, the plan is for Seven of Nine to be a part of Star Trek: Picard Season 2.
I hope that I don't get in trouble for saying... yes. If I do get in trouble, it's your fault!
Jeri Ryan isn't the first Star Trek alumni to be more or less confirmed for Star Trek: Picard Season 2, a other former cast members have stated they're on board as well. Seven of Nine's return is a bit more surprising, however, mainly because of how she floated in and out of the story in Season 1. Ryan looked to be set on continuing her career as a Fenris Ranger, then she became a Borg Queen, and then Season 1 ended with her holding hands with Raffi.
Put simply, there are a lot of different directions Star Trek: Picard could take Seven of Nine in the future. Many Star Trek fans would be happy to see her have a larger role, especially those in the Star Trek: Voyager fanbase.
The real question is whether having her on board will make other existing members of the crew a redundancy, or if she'll enhance lesser characters like Elnor and Rios and give them more depth with her presence. I'm guessing the latter, especially given the small exchanges we saw with Seven of Nine and Elnor towards the end of Season 1.
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