Star Trek fans are hoping for a Picard spinoff in Star Trek: Legacy.
Star Trek: Picard has won over a majority of the fanbase for it’s third and final season, posting a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89% among the fans. While the series has not faired well overall, the last season has touched all the right notes in storytelling, while flooding fans with a steady stream of nostaliga. It’s a winning formula, at least in the interim.
A lot of the positivity on the show is due to Terry Matalas taking over Picard for the third and final season. The show’s constant change of showrunners have hindered the tone of the show, but Matalas has stabalized things and won fans over. So it’s not surprise that fans are excited over the potential spinoff.
Matalas has pitched the idea, with the backing of Jonathan Frakes and just about the entire cast of Picard, which would feature the younger Picard characters gettin their own show. It would feature Todd Stashwick back as Captain Liam Shaw, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Ashlie Sharpe Chestnut and Mica Burton as Sidny and Alandra La Forge (respetively), as well as Ed Speleers as Jack Crusher.
There are also ideas of bringing in William Riker and Deanna Troi’s daughter, Kestra and possibly Worf’s son Alexander.
The idea is just that, however, an idea. Matalas isn’t even under contract with Star Trek or persumably any part of Paramount, so anyone pushin the show as in development isn’t telling you the whole truth. The streaming service is hemoraging money, this isn’t a debate, and Paramount+ has announced they’re cutting spending, in the hopes of becoming profitable for the first time in nearly a decade. (Paramount+ was originally CBS All Access).
This doesn’t mean no new Star Trek is coming, however, as, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is on the way. So another new show could happen. But how?
Terry Matalas tells Star Trek: Picard fans how to get a new show going
Speaking to fans at the Inglorious Treksperts panel at GalaxyCon, Matalas told the crowd how they could end up getting the show they want, Star Trek: Legacy, saying (via TrekMovie.com);
"I have no idea what you can do. I think be loud, I guess. I don’t work for Star Trek right now. We are not developing anything. I know that Star Trek came back to life because of the fans. They get to decide. So however you best make noise is however to do it."
With the budget cuts at Paramount+, it’d be very hard to get a show like this greenlit that isn’t already in consideration. There’s expected to be a second new Star Trek show announced in the not so distant future, but as of right now, we’re not sure what the other new show along Starfleet Academy is going to be.