Jonathan Frakes Wants to Be the Charlie's Angels of Rikers If a Picard Sequel Happens

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Picard’s final season wrapped up earlier this year with a fond farewell to the cast of The Next Generation, but that hasn’t stopped audiences—or the cast themselves—pondering what ever could be next. Now it’s the turn of Riker himself, Jonathan Frakes, to imagine what might be next for him and his Imzadi.

Picard’s third season ended with a moment of healing for the rocky marriage between Riker and Deanna Troi, with lingering trauma from the death of their son having pushed them apart. But now they’re reunited, the galaxy is saved, and Deanna can plan all the holidays she wants, Frakes is pondering a different future for William T. Riker.

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“It feels to me like there’s a real opportunity for three of the legacy characters’ children to carry on and sort of be the next Star Trek: The Next Generation. It just feels like it’s laid out there. It’s the blueprint for the next phase.”

Now if only someone at Paramount would read that blueprint!

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