Star Trek: Legacy isn’t in development, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a chance.
During the weeks leading up to the end of Star Trek: Picard, fans ramped up their quest for a spin-off show which would allow the legacy characters to return. Picard showrunner, Terry Matalas, said he would call the new series Star Trek: Legacy, a petition was started, and even the former stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation were onboard. But there were also repeated warnings that the series was not in development and whispers of “don’t get your hopes up.” But Alex Kurtzman, who is in charge of Star Trek productions, might have offered a tiny ray of hope that fans can cling to.
In an interview with Fox LA! [via Yahoo!entertainment], Kurtzman said that anything is possible.
"“Anything is possible. We’ve heard the fans loud and clear. There’s obviously more story to tell. So, we’ll see.”"
Though that doesn’t guarantee a Star Trek: Legacy series, it does indicate that the idea isn’t dead.
Matalas confirmed to Variety [via Yahoo!entertainment] that he and Kurtzman talked all the time, but they want to make sure they don’t rush into anything. And honestly, the Star Trek plate is full right now with the final season of Star Trek: Discovery coming up, the premiere of season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in June, and the premiere of season two of Star Trek: Prodigy this winter. Add in the Section 31 movie along with the potential for other movies and the development of the new series, Starfleet Academy, and there are a lot of wheels turning.
Matalas has already said what Legacy would be about, a series involving Captain Seven of Nine, with Raffi, Jack Crusher, and the La Forge sisters, but that isn’t all. He isn’t ready to let go of The Next Generation characters brought in for the final season of Star Trek: Picard.
"“[Legacy would be] about Seven of Nine. It’s about Jack Crusher. It’s about the La Forge sisters. It’s about what else is going on in the galaxy with the Deep Space Nine characters and the rest of the Voyager characters…Honestly, some of these [TNG characters], I’m not ready to say goodbye to. I think in a lot of ways, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, they’ve never been better. They are at the top of their game and I want to see more.”"
So while a Star Trek: Legacy series may be far off, it’s exciting to think that one day it could very well happen, and with Star Trek: Discovery coming to an end, there’s an extra slot to be filled in the franchise roster on Paramount+. So what we’re hoping for might come sooner rather than later.