Star Trek fans have made themselves clear; they want a Star Trek: Legacy series.
But will Paramount listen and be willing to invest in another Trek property with Starfleet Academy already greenlit and the Section 31 movie in the works? And will it happen before Star Trek: Picard season three showrunner Terry Matalas moves on to greener pastures? That’s the concern for Dave Blass, the production designer for season three of Picard, in an interview on All Access Star Trek podcast. [via Trekmovie]
Blass makes a good argument for Paramount to sign a deal with Matalas for Legacy. Now that the writers’ strike is over, studio executives can have a convesation with Matalas, and if it doesn’t happen soon, there’s a good chance Matalas will move on to another series. With the success of the third season of Picard, there’s a strong possibility Matalas won’t be available much longer becuase as Blass says “everyone in the world saw what he did.”
Greenlighting Star Trek: Legacy should be a no-brainer.
Even Blass thinks it’s insane that Paramount has not signed Matalas to a deal for another Star Trek.
"“So hopefully they do that because he deserves the opportunity to do another series. But if he doesn’t get that offer soon, he’s going to be gone because everyone in the world saw what he did. With all these franchises and all these things, to do what he did, to see the minutia and to set the tone right on a legacy product is the most valuable thing in the world right now. We’re seeing it with all these other franchises. To do what he did is amazing. So I hope he gets the chance to do it with Legacy and I hope to work with him again.”"
And though Matalas hasn’t indicated he is looking in other areas, if an offer doesn’t come down from Paramount, it would only make sense that he would move on. Even though season three of Picard was extremely successful, it’s over, and along with Matalas, the actors from the series could very well start moving on as well. And if any of the main cast, like Jeri Ryan, gets locked into a new series, then Legacy will be gone before it even gets started.
So now that the writers’ strike is over, let’s hope Paramount will make the right move and give the go-ahead to Legacy and put Terry Matalas in charge of it. The fans are waiting!