This would be a disaster but a new rumor claims that CBS is currently thinking about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to Paramount+.
Want more Nu-Trek with Old-Trek characters? Well, you might get your wish. According to Christian Bone of We Got This Covered and Geekosity’s Mikey Sutton, ViacomCBS is considering bringing back Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Captain Benjamin Sisko in a brand new series for Paramount+.
Paramount+ is set to replace CBS All Access as ViacomCBS’s primary streaming platform.
Bone of We Got This Covered claims that the same source that told them of the Sisko/DS9 plans also told them about Anson Mount getting his own. This is exactly what happened as ViacomCBS announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds earlier in 2020.
While this may seem far fetched, this is exactly Alex Kurtzman’s M.O. as the series lead. He brought back Spock, Jean-Luc Picard/Patrick Stewart, and Kathryn Janeway/Kate Mulgrew. The new series is leaning into the nostalgia factor, even building Strange New Worlds around the original set of characters for the original Star Trek series. Not to mention all the other cameos like Riker, Q, and others.
Granted this will be a harder task to pull off, considering that Avery Brooks’ Ben Sisko is currently “missing” after the series finale of Deep Space Nine. So finding a way to bring him back without upsetting fans or destroying the significance of the original DS9 series and its finale is key. Brooks was always a popular actor for the franchise so bringing him back may be met with some serious fan support.
It’s all going to be about how it’s done, however.
This is just a rumor, however, so take it as such. If and when there’s something substantial, we’ll be sure to let you all know.
(*Correction: the bit about Sisko having died in the series finale has been changed*)