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Star Trek: Picard’s LeVar Burton Proudly Shares His Daughter’s Season 3 Role

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Star Trek franchise star LeVar Burton celebrates his daughter, Mica Burton, landing a role in the third season of Picard on Paramount+.

Burton shared his excitement on Twitter with a screenshot of both himself and his daughter on-screen during an episode of Picard. "This is my kid," he wrote. "We’re working together for the first time in our careers. I could not possibly be more proud!" Mica Burton will star in the science fiction drama series as Alandra La Forge, the daughter of LeVar's Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge. Mica's previous roles include the 2015 sci-fi film, Lazer Team, and the TV miniseries, The Eleven Little Roosters.

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Burton has portrayed Geordi La Forge, a Starfleet officer/engineer who served during the 24th century, in the Star Trek franchise for decades. He first appeared as the character in all seven seasons of The Next Generation from 1987 to 1994. He also reprised the role in four franchise films, including Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). Burton's character is blind, requiring him to use technological devices to see, including a trademark visor he sported during The Next Generation and Generations.

Burton enters the final frontier once again as Geordi in Picard alongside Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The series is set in 2399, chronicling the captain's struggle to cope with both the death of Data and the destruction of Romulus. After long retiring from Starfleet, Captain Picard returns to action after a visit from one of Data's daughters, leading him to fight for her and other synthetic beings. The cast includes John de Lancie as long-time adversary Q, as well as Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Brett Spiner, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes and the late Annie Wersching who died of cancer on Jan. 29.

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Picard Will End with Season 3

Season 3 of Picard will be the Paramount+ show's final season, though Stewart hinted at the possibility of a Season 4 provided the quality of the show can be preserved. A newly-released full-length trailer hailed the third season as Picard's final voyage and showed his reunion with Geordi and the rest of the crew.

Burton's role in Picard Season 3 comes as he's set to release a new podcast on SiriusXM in spring 2023, Sound Detectives, which sees the Reading Rainbow icon return to children's entertainment. The Grammy, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor's credits also include Ali, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Family Guy and Community.

Picard Season 3 premieres on Paramount+ on Feb. 16.

Source: Twitter

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