Alex Kurtzman says he'd greenlight Star Trek: Legacy if it was "all on him"


Star Trek: Legacy is not an official series in the franchise, but that's not for lack of trying on part of the fans. Named Legacy by Star Trek: Picard's showrunner, Terry Matalas, the series would follow Captain Seven of Nine, who took command of the new Enterprise, at the end of Picard, and her crew into new least, that's what we're hoping for anyway. Well, that, and a few familiar faces from Star Trek: The Next Generation showing up as well. But right now, the series isn't even close to being on Paramount's schedule as far as we know, but the future of the potential series isn't hopeless, either.

According to Alex Kurtzman, in an interview with Den of Geek, he'd give the series a go if he could, but the decision isn't his. In fact, he calls it "beyond my paygrade."

"“If I had a magic button, a magic ‘greenlight button,’ for Star Trek: Legacy, and it was all on me, I’d push that button today. Right now, it’s beyond my paygrade.”"

Alex Kurtzman

Knowing Kurtzman wants the series is a big plus for those of us who want Legacy more than any other Star Trek series at the present. As he's made it clear, though, the decision isn't his. Yes, the fans are being heard, but ultimately, whether or not Legacy moves forward, probably isn't up to anyone we know by name.

Star Trek: Legacy could be a great show. The potential for stories is endless, and, of course, all the characters we love would be aboard, but it looks like it's going to remain a hope for a while longer. But at least we do have that hope. Though Kurtzman doesn't have the control to greenlight the series, he is behind it, and that is definitely one in the win column for the fans!

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