With the new Picard series moving into production over the next few months, the thoughts of the core and peripheral The Next Generation cast become even more interesting. Speaking on David Tennants new podcast, Whoopi Goldberg was steered towards the topic of Trek and the new show, and whether or not she'd be interested in being a part of it.
Tennant: “You could presumably go back to Star Trek. Patrick Stewart is back at it.”
Goldberg: “I know. But, you know, they have not asked me.”
Tennant: “You need to ask them again. They would probably think you are kidding.”
Goldberg: “Well, I don’t know. Maybe. I will. I’ll put it out there.”
Tennant: “Well, this could be it. We are putting it out there.”
Goldberg: “All right. We are putting it out there right now.”
Guinan and Picard had a long friendship that pre-dated the era of TNG and ran into the movies, so it's probably the most logical piece of casting. Fingers crossed she is one of many TNG crew we get to see in various roles on the new show (I'm already seeing the USS Challenger and the USS Titan warping through the galaxy side-by-side in my personal head cannon).