Star Trek: Picard will wrap its run next season which offers an opportunity for spinoffs.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is proving that spinoffs can be extremely successful for the Star Trek franchise. It was only after appearing on Star Trek: Discovery that Anson Mount and the rest of the cast got a series order that has now segued into at least a two-season run. So with Star Trek: PIcard ending, most likely, in 2023, there has been much call for a spinoff that involves Michelle Hurd, who plays Raffi, and Jeri Ryan, who plays Seven of Nine. And, it turns out, both of the actresses are on onboard with the project.
Back in February 2022, Michelle Hurd told Trekmovie that “there should be a Seven and Raffi show,” while Ryan added “I’m going to go on record now and say I will do anything with that woman.” Hurd followed up with “So yes to the spinoff.”
Star Trek: Picard executive producer, Terry Matalas, is behind the spinoff as well.
Actually, Matalas isn’t as much behind the project as he is spearheading it according to his May 15th response on Twitter to comments about the idea. With the potential for a ratings bonanza, I can’t imagine it will be difficult to get Paramount+ to okay the idea.
Hurd and Ryan have both confirmed that they will have an action-packed storyline next season which stands to reason with the way season two concluded. Seven of Nine was given a field commission to Starfleet by Admiral Picard so that could set her up as captain on her own ship in season three. There is simply no telling how well such a series could do with such strong actresses headling the cast. So let’s cross our fingers and hope Matalas’ efforts come to fruition.