Star Trek fans can add audio dramas to the list of things to look forward to from the franchise in 2022. Simon & Schuster today announced, via StarTrek.com, Star Trek: Picard: No Man's land. This new, original audio drama tells a story written and produced exclusively for audio that will not be available in any other format. No Man's Land is a fully-dramatized Star Trek production starring two members of the Star Trek: Picard cast: Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine and Michelle Hurd as Raffi. No Man's Land begins immediately after Star Trek: Picard Season 1's finale. Seven of Nine and Raffi enjoy some time off in Raffi's remote hideaway. Their downtime is interrupted by a cry for help. A distant planet has enlisted the Fenris Rangers to assist in an evacuation effort. Seven and Raffi team up to save a mysteriously ageless professor, whose infinity-shaped talisman places him in the sights of a vicious Romulan warlord. The audio drama will also explore Seven of Nine and Raffi's newfound attraction, first hinted at in Star Trek Picard Season 1's closing moments.
Star Trek: Picard co-creator/writer/producer Kirsten Beyer and veteran Star Trek comics writer Mike Johnson co-wrote Star Trek: Picard: No Man's Land's script. In addition to Ryan and Hurd, No Man's Land's cast includes Fred Tatasciore (Lt. Shaxs on Star Trek: Lower Decks), John Kassir (the Crypt-Keeper on HBO's Tales from the Crypt), and John Cutmore-Scott (ABC's Deception).
Raffi is also the subject of the next Star Trek: Picard novel, Second Self, the first Picard novel set after Season 1's events. In that story, Raffi must choose between returning to her old life as a Starfleet Intelligence officer or teaching at Starfleet Academy. Her choice is made for her when an old contact, a Romulan spy, sends her a message asking for aid. With the help of Cristobal Rios and Dr. Agnes Jurati and some assistance from Jean-Luc Picard, Raffi heads back into the shadows of the galaxy.
Ryan has voiced Seven of Nine in her Star Trek: Picard iteration for Star Trek Online's 10th-anniversary update, Legacy. "I'm having a great time on Picard," Ryan told ComicBook.com during an interview ahead of the update's launch. "It's a very happy set. It's a very relaxed set, which has been great."
Are you excited for Star Trek: Picard: No Man's Land? Let us know in the comments. Star Trek: Picard: No Man's Land, the exclusive Star Trek audio drama, will debut on February 22nd. It's available to pre-order now on Amazon. Star Trek: Picard Season 1 is streaming no on Paramount+.