Doug Jones is open to continuing as Saru in future Star Trek shows

Star Trek: Discovery's Doug Jones is open to returning as Saru in a new show.

Pictured: Doug Jones as Saru of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Doug Jones as Saru of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved. /
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Star Trek: Discovery's run is coming to an end this year as the fifth and final season of the much-debated series is set to close things out. The show hasn't always been well received by fans and many are happy to be putting this part of the franchise to bed, for now. One of the best aspects of the show, regardless of how one may feel about the story they told, was that of Saru, played by Doug Jones.

Saru has long been seen as a bright spot universally among the fan base, with Jones getting tons of credit and praise for his work on the show, especially since he arguably goes through the most daunting prosthetics work among the entire cast. Fans love Jones and his character Saru and Jones isn't closing the door on returning to the character that raised his acting profile.

Speaking to TrekMovie.com, Jones revealed that he'd be open to returning to a future series, like Starfleet Academy, telling the outlet that Saru probably has a lot more to offer;

"Starfleet Academy, I hear it’s in our same timeline. So that’s the one show that I could cross over. I guess any of us could. Will we? I don’t know what the writers have in mind. But I think Saru would have a lot to offer a class of kids, wouldn’t he? With his wisdom and his instructional ways. He’s been that way on the bridge of starship Discovery anyway."

The uncertainty at Paramount Global and the future of Paramount+ may have some Star Trek properties in jeopardy. Anything that isn't already being filmed may not see the light of day anytime soon, especially when it may behoove Paramount to ax any number of properties, much like Warner Bros. Discovery has been doing.

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