The Next Generation of STAR TREK PICARD Music
August 5, 2022
Stephen Barton & Frederik Wiedmann on Board to Score STAR TREK PICARD Season 3
In a recent report from Trekmovie.com posted August 3rd, the forthcoming third season of STAR TREK: PICARD has two new composers working on the show’s third season: Stephen Barton has been announced as the main composer for PICARD season three (he previously worked with PICARD S3 showrunner Terry Matalas on his series 12 MONKEYS; he is also known for his work on a number of video games, including STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER, for which he was nominated and won several awards. Composer Frederik “Freddie” Wiedmann, whose credits in films and animation go back over two decades, garnering him a number of Annie Awards nominations and an Emmy win, is also on board to provide additional music for season three. Composer Jeff Russo (TV’s FARGO, FOR ALL MANKIND, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, LUCIFER) created the STAR TREK: PICARD main theme and scored the first two seasons.
PICARD’s third and final season features the return of the main cast of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and, appropriately enough, according to Matalas, the season’s music will pay tribute to the work of late composer Jerry Goldsmith, who scored STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, which theme for that picture became the title theme for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, and created the title music for STAR TREK: VOYAGER. “The legendary composer has been credited in a number of Picard episodes that have used elements of his music, including his Emmy-winning theme from VOYAGER,” Anthony Pascale wrote in the trekmovie article. “Earlier in July. Matalas revealed that season three of Picard will honor Goldsmith’s work ‘in a big way.’ He also confirmed they will be paying homage to Goldsmith’s TNG theme.”
For more details and a snippet from a PICARD scoring session with a bit of Goldsmith’s TNG majesty, see the full story at trekmovie.com.