Ok. What is the chance of a Picard spinoff?

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  1. Lord Garth

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    2256-2258, 3188-3191. Works for me. Five seasons, five non-consecutive years from the series' perspective.
     
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  2. Tuskin38

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    we don't have a date yet, but probably late august/early September like previous seasons.
     
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  3. Danja

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  5. Dukhat

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    Well, no, it's not. There has been no official statement that this is the case, because that's a nebulous statement to make. If a show sucks for the first two seasons, are they obligated to make three more? No. If a show is a ratings powerhouse for five seasons, are they obligated to cancel it anyway? No.

    It's completely arbitrary, other than how much money the show is or is not making, or how expensive it is to produce in contrast to the revenue it makes.
     
  6. Danja

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    Five and done (at the absolute maximum).

    Netflix is cutting off Stranger Things after five seasons. You have to pull the plug SOMETIME (There's no one more arbitrary than Netflix. They are the epitome of arbitrary.)
     
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  7. Skywalker

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    Five is a good amount of seasons. Most shows probably shouldn't go past that point.
     
  8. Dukhat

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    Is every streaming show ending at 5 seasons?
     
  9. Danja

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    Give or take a season or two.

    Power Book II and Power Book III have both been renewed for season four.

    Starz's strategy is to go for 3-4 seasons and then crank out a spinoff.


    Five seasons seems to be about the maximum for a streaming show.

    It's cheaper to create a new show than to renew an existing show indefinitely. </broken record>
     
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  10. FederationHistorian

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    Tbf, the Stranger Things cast is aging out of their roles, so ending it at five makes sense.

    No one is in danger of aging out of their roles in a Trek show.

    No is in danger of aging out of their roles if the show is animated, Trek or otherwise.

    It all boils down to budget and what is prioritized.
     
  11. fireproof78

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    Yup.

    It's a no win situation for production teams.