Will we see “Starship Voyager” favorite Kate Mulgrew back as Captain Janeway in Star Trek Picard Season 3? An official comic seems to confirm Janeway’s return.
Star Trek Picard Season 3 is shaping up to be an absolute highlight for “Star Trek” nostalgics! It is immensely confirmed that the core cast of “Star Trek Enterprise – The Next Century” will return, but now an appearance of Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway from “Star Trek: Starship Voyager” is also becoming more and more likely!
Already in the second season Janeway was mentioned, because she and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) have a close friendship. For years they were together on the starship Voyager and therefore it would be logical that Janeway and Seven meet again in the finale of “Picard”.
An official comic from the “Star Trek” universe, set between “Star Trek: Picard” seasons 2 and 3, now includes a Janeway cameo and promises a direct influence of her character on the new “Picard” episodes. But first, let’s clarify what story the comic is bridging.
Star Trek: Seven of Nine’s Path to Starfleet.
Seven commands a starship by necessity at the end of the second “Picard” season because Picard (Patrick Stewart) asks her to. In the trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” season 3, you can clearly see that Seven is now part of Starfleet. Previously, she was not.
At the end of “Starship Voyager,” Seven served aboard Voyager for years. However, she never had any training on Starfleet. Captain Janeway promises to help her should she want to try to become part of Starfleet.
Star Trek: The Comic Shows Janeway’s Stumbling Blocks
In the “Star Trek: Picard” comic “Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3” we now see how Seven struggles with becoming part of Starfleet between the two seasons. She almost wants to throw in the towel, but then a transmission comes in from Janeway, who wants to talk to her about it. The end!
Since the trailer for the third “Picard” season indicates that a little time has passed since then, we probably won’t see the conversation between the two. But since Seven is part of Starfleet in the trailer, Janeway was probably successful and has a stake in Seven’s role in the new episodes.
So of course it makes sense to bring Janeway back in the series as well, because those who haven’t read the comic won’t necessarily understand otherwise what or rather who motivated Seven to eventually join Starfleet.
Since actress Kate Mulgrew is already an active part of the “Star Trek” universe through her role in “Star Trek: Prodigy,” it should be no problem for U.S. streaming service Paramount+ to convince Mulgrew to appear in another “Star Trek” series as well.
Start date of “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3
“Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 will launch in the U.S. on February 16, 2023 on Paramount+. One day later, on February 17, 2023, the first episode of season 3 will be available to you on Amazon Prime Video. The 10 episodes will be released weekly, so the finale will be available here on April 21.
Star Trek Picard Season 3: Trailer
A proper trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” season 3 has not been released yet, but a small teaser has been released, announcing that almost the entire crew from “Star Trek – The Next Century” will return in “Star Trek: Picard” season 3.