Rumors have been swirling around for a while now that Star Trek would be heading back to television. Both X-Men director Bryan Singer and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller have discussed interest in doing a Star Trek TV series. And depending on who you talk to, the series is or isn’t being considered.
Now the latest in the rumor mill is that Michael Dorn, who played fan-favorite Lieutenant Commander Worf in Star Trek: Next Generation and Deep Space Nine is looking to explore the character once again and others are interested in helping him do just that. In an interview with Trek News, he discusses this.
“I had come up with the idea because I love [Worf] and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals — I can’t say who and all that — about wanting to come on board and be part of this.”
“Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago, where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like “Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.” So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for awhile, so they’re very savvy about where to start and how to get it going. Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.”
Now before you get your hopes up, as Dorn mentions above, the idea of a Star Trek: Captain Worf television series is still far from getting any official greenlight. But I certainly wouldn’t consider this wishful thinking either, it just needs to find the right people to get in front of, because this could turn out to be a pretty cool series. What do you think? Would you be interested in a new Star Trek series? What about one with Worf at the helm? Thanks to FireChief420 for the heads up on this news. (Source: Trek News, via Screenrant)