In a new interview with TrekMovie.com, the former Enterprise first officer clarified some statements from earlier this year, where Frakes had intimated his involvement with the upcoming Picard show, now clarifying he’ll be taking on the third and fourth hour of the ten-episode season.
“I’ve been booked for they call the “second block,” which is episodes 3 and 4…. There are going to be ten episodes, with five blocks… [Hanelle Culpepper] is about to start shooting, and then I start prepping after she starts shooting for a couple of days.”
As Frakes mentions here, he’ll be following Hanelle Culpepper, the previously-announced director of hours one and two of the series, when he joins production at Santa Clarita Studios later this month.
In addition to the Picard series, Frakes also confirmed that he’s already back on the schedule for Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is in pre-production now; according to the TrekMovie.com interview he’ll be helming Episode 303, as well as a later entry in the season yet unspecified.