Lt. Commander Worf could be in a comedy
Though Lt. Commander Worf who was portrayed by Michael Dorn in both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine often had dry one-liners that added a comedic effect to the scenes, fans never considered him to be the comedy relief of either of the series. He had some hard-hitting episodes as well with some of the most difficult scenes, including the death of his wife, his condemnation as a Klingon, and the estrangement from his son. In addition, Worf’s background as a Klingon growing up in a strange world and finding his way back to his ancestry often required acting that had little humor.
But producer and writer Graham Wagner who wrote for Portlandia and The Office, approached Alex Kurtzman with an idea for a comedy series with Michael Dorn’s Worf as the headlining character. And Kurtzman isn’t 100% opposed to the idea. In fact, as reported by Screenrant, he told the New York Times in an interview that the focus of the pitch was “incredibly funny, poignant and touching.”
Never say never when it comes to a Worf series
Michael Dorn himself has pitched a Worf series of his own and has even written a script. So he certainly isn’t opposed to returning as the popular character, and perhaps if the series that Wagner suggested is more of a comedy-drama, that would work better in the minds of the fans. Certainly not a sitcom, though.
Kurtzman hasn’t said no to the idea, but he did say that Star Trek is still building its foundation. So it might not be happening anytime soon.
"“If it were up to me only, I would be pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”"
It’s clear Kurtzman wants to go beyond what Star Trek has been about all of these years, but I’m still not sure fans are ready for a Worf comedy series.