Star Trek: Legacy isn’t in development nor is there any indication that it will be anytime soon.
But that hasn’t stopped fans from letting Paramount know exactly what they want. Now, a month after the Star Trek: Picard finale, a petition that was started over three months ago has accumulated over 50,000 signatures with fans still signing every day.
Star Trek fans have taken to social media to encourage more signatures to improve the chances of getting the series that will follow Captain Seven of Nine and her crew aboard the newly-named USS Enterprise, and Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) is right there with the fans, recently giving a shoutout for reaching the 50,000 milestone.
There’s no doubt a Star Trek: Legacy series is wanted, but will it happen?
Right now, the chances of Paramount announcing a new series is slim to none, especially with the writers’ strike still underway. Production studios aren’t making new deals, and some deals have even been cancelled.
What has already happened is Alex Kurtzman’s acknowledgement that the fans have been heard, and we know that talks are ongoing. But does that spell a potential series? That will depend on whether or not the studio thinks the series will bring in money and if it has the money upfront to make it happen.
At this point, more fans probably want a Star Trek: Legacy series than a Starfleet Academy series, which was just greenlit, but since Academy has already been announced, it will be the next series to go forward. And putting another series into development would be a huge undertaking, especially if a Section 31 movie actually happens.
That said, the call to action shouldn’t stop. Determined fans can make things happen as much as disappointed fans can. Numbers tell the story, and rousing cries of “make this series” speak volumes to Paramount, especially when those cries culminate in new subscribers to Paramount+.