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How to watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 online right now — release date and time, trailer and cast

John de Lancie as Q and Patrick Steward as Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek Picard season 2
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Now that it's time to watch the Star Trek: Picard season 2 online, we hope your coordinates (see below) are set and you're ready to hit engage (play).

The Star Trek series debuted with retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) living quietly on his family vineyard nearly 20 years after the events of the movie Star Trek: Nemesis. 

Star Trek: Picard season 2 release date and time

Star Trek: Picard season 2 premiered today (Thursday, March 3).
Time — 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus (Save 80% with code BIRTHDAY)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Still struggling with the death of Data and the destruction of the Romulans' home planet in that film, Picard is drawn back to space when he encounters a troubled young woman (Isa Briones) with a mysterious background. He soon discovers she is a synthetic lifeform and a "daughter" of Data. 

Along his journey to find answers, Picard gathers a crew and recruits Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) to his cause. By the end of the first season, Picard helps avert a massive war between the Romulans and the synths before succumbing to a fatal brain illness. However, his consciousness is transplanted into a synthetic body and Picard lives on.

In season 2, Starfleet calls on the legendary admiral after members of his former crew find an anomaly in space that threatens the galaxy. And wouldn't you know it, Q (John de Lancie) gets involved. No surprise that the show has brought on the godlike entity — he's been in some of the best Captain Picard episodes of Star Trek.

Here's what you need to watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 online.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 online anywhere on Earth

Just because Paramount Plus isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Star Trek: Picard season 2if you've traveled to a place where you can't access it. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)

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How to watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 in the US 

Star Trek: Picard season 2 premiered Thursday, March 3 at 3 a.m. ET. It is streaming exclusively on Paramount Plus.

Season 2 consists of 10 episodes, which will be released weekly on Thursdays. 

There's a new deal for Paramount Plus for new customers. Enter coupon code "BIRTHDAY" to save 80% for up to 3 months, lowering Paramount Plus Essential to $1 per month and Paramount Plus Premium to $2 per month.

The deal runs out on March 7.

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, The Good Fight and the upcoming Halo series.  You can try Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 online in the UK and Australia

Good news for Brits and Aussies, since they can watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 on Amazon Prime Video

And in even better news for Brits, Paramount Plus will be debuting in the UK in summer 2022. 

You can watch Star Trek: Picard online in the UK on Amazon Prime Video. Each episode will be available to stream within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard season 2 online in Canada

Canadian viewers can watch a broadcast of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-Fi Channel at 8 p.m. local time every Thursday. Episodes will also stream online on Crave.

Crave has a 7-day free trial. After that, a Crave Mobile plan starts at just $9.99 per month, while Crave Total is $19.99 per month.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer

The Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer highlights the return of two familiar faces: Q and Guinan! The latter can be seen tending bar and dispensing wisdom to Jean-Luc. This trailer also gives us a few more hints as to where — and when — Picard & company will be traveling: Earth in the year 2024. 

Star Trek: Picard season 2 cast

The cast of Star Trek: Picard is led by Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, the former captain of the USS Enterprise and now a retired admiral.

As noted above, John de Lancie is back as Q as is Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan.

  • Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
  • Alison Pill as Dr. Agnes Jurati, a former Starfleet doctor and expert on synthetic life
  • Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Picard's former first officer
  • Santiago Cabrera as Chris Rios, pilot of La Sirena (also multiple emergency holograms)
  • Isa Briones as Soji Asha, a synthetic android and Data's "daughter"
  • Evan Evagora as Elnor, a Romulan warrior rescued as a boy by Picard and raised by the Qowat Milat
  • Orla Brady as Laris, Picard's Romulan housekeeper
  • Brent Spiner as Data and Dr. Altan Inigo Soong
  • Annie Wersching as the Borg Queen

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Kelly Woo
Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.