Star Trek’s Jeri Ryan Shares How ‘Several Glasses Of Champagne’ Led To Seven Of Nine’s Return In Picard Season 2

Most of the familiar Star Trek faces who have returned for Star Trek: Picard are, understandably, veterans of The Upcoming Technology, with Patrick Stewart reuniting with people like Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Whoopi Goldberg and Jonathan Del Arco. That stated, Picard also stars Jeri Ryan, who performed 7 of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager Seasons 4 by way of 7. When Picard started airing on Paramount+ (then referred to as CBS All-Access), it experienced been almost two many years since Ryan had played the former Borg drone, and it turns out that liquor played an integral element in bringing her back again to the Star Trek franchise.

In an job interview with ET, Jeri Ryan recalled how adhering to her 4 decades on Star Trek: Voyager, she considered she was declaring goodbye to Seven of Nine for good. Yrs later on, that altered when James Duff, a friend of hers who’s created for both of those Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, introduced up the prospect of her reprising her job in the previous series as champagne was flowing. As Ryan stated:

[Writer James Duff] had described it to me in passing at the Hollywood Bowl, after several eyeglasses of champagne — which he knew would be the appropriate instant to bring it up. I thought he was joking and then he kept bringing it up.