Star Trek fans have been loving the work of Michael Dorn for years. Since his arrival on Star Trek: The Next Generation as the Klingon Worf, his blunt, warrior mindsight appealed to fans old and new. His transition over to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine bolstered its profile. He’s one of the most beloved actors and characters in all of Star Trek, so it’s no wonder fans want him on Star Trek: Picard.
Dorn, however, hasn’t been contacted to appear on Picard. Speaking to Chauncey DeVega of Salon, the two spoke about his acting career and his attachment to the Star Trek franchise. Dorn told Salon that he hadn’t yet been contacted to appear on Picard, and put over the idea of doing a Worf television series.
"I have not been contacted to do “Picard.” I’ve been trying to pitch a “Worf” TV show for a long time. CBS is missing out on a golden moment and an easy sell."
Dorn isn’t wrong, with nostalgia being a big seller these days, as well as extended universes, a Worf series would be an easy sell to many. He’s one of the hardest characters to misuse and fans everywhere would love to explore more of not just Worf but the Klingons as well. Especially with all the changes that have happened to the Klingon Empire since the end of Deep Space Nine.
Dorn is clearly gung-ho to do a Worf sequel series, and with Picard rumored to only be lasting three seasons, it’s always possible that Dorn could reprise his role as the most notable Klingon in Starfleet.
Dorn is 68 years old, and it’d be a lot better to get started on a Worf series sooner, rather than later. It would be awesome to see Worf leading a new Klingon Empire or him as the first Klingon Admiral of Starfleet.
Either way, fans would tune in.