Michael Dorn is returning to Star Trek, as what and when is anyone’s guess though. Dorn, who brought to life the most popular Klingon in series history, Worf, tweeted out late Monday night that he got the call from Starfleet and he’s being summoned once again. He then ends the tweet by putting in a hashtag for “ad”.
Originally this got people excited as they thought that maybe this would be Dorn’s return to Star Trek-proper with a cameo in Picardor perhaps his own show/movie for Paramount+ that would follow the adventures of Captain Worf.
The folks at TrekMovie.com have revealed that whatever Dorn is returning for isn’t a television or film role on Paramount+.
"UPDATED: Not for Paramount+ Streaming/Not Paramount Pictures eitherWhile Dorn’s tweet about being summoned back into action by Starfleet could be seen as a hint related to his Captain Worf show, or possibly one of the three live-action or two animated Star Trek series currently in development, it appears that isn’t the case. TrekMovie has confirmed with sources that whatever this is, it isn’t related to a Paramount+ Star Trek project. [A spokesperson for Paramount+ has since confirmed our original report.]Of course, Paramount Pictures just announced a new Star Trek movie for 2023, however, that film is being described as “top secret,” so having an actor tease out their role on Twitter doesn’t exactly fit producer J.J. Abrams mystery box style. And a spokesperson for Paramount Pictures has confirmed they are not behind this new tease from Mr. Dorn."
The follow-up by TrekMovie does point to the hashtag of “#Ad” on the original tweet, hinting at something that may be a commercial for something Star Trek-related. It could be some piece of merchandise or a larger advertising group that is using Worf and other Star Trek characters as part of a larger marketing campaign.
Dorn could also be returning to do ad work for Paramount+ or CBS in general; maybe hinting at something more.
After all, if Dorn’s return is supposed to be a surprise, why wouldn’t ViacomCBS and its subsidiaries deny that Dorn is involved in a new project. More than likely it’ll be a commercial for something seasonal but hey, who knows?