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Star Trek: Picard Showrunner Confirms No Legacy Spinoff Despite “Rich 25th Century”

Despite myriad story possibilities for Star Trek’s 25th century, Picard season 3 showrunner Terry Matalas confirms a Legacy spinoff is still in limbo.

Jeri Ryan as Captain Seven of Nine and Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Summary

  • There is no Star Trek: Legacy spinoff of Picard in development at Paramount+. The potential series remains stalled with no movement from Paramount.
  • Star Trek: Picard season 3 was a huge success, earning a 98% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and charting in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10.
  • The end-credits scene of Picard season 3 set up the voyages of the USS Enterprise-G crew, with Captain Seven of Nine leading the way as a full-fledged Star Trek lead character.

Star Trek: Picard season 3 showrunner Terry Matalas confirms there is no Star Trek: Legacy spinoff of Picard in development at Paramount+ despite the richness and potential of Star Trek‘s 25th century. The critically acclaimed Picard season 3 was a smashing success for the streamer, earning a 98% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes with episodes charting in the Nielsen Streaming Top 10. By reuniting the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and introducing new characters who became instant fan favorites, Star Trek: Picard season 3 perfectly honored the past while charting an exciting potential future.

The end of Star Trek: Picard season 3 set up the voyages of the next Next Generation in Star Trek‘s 25th century. The USS Enterprise-G launched under the command of Captain Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), promoting the beloved former Borg heroine to full-fledged Star Trek lead character. In addition, the return of the omnipotent Q (John de Lancie) to torment Ensign Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) passed the torch from Jack’s father, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart). The possibilities for Picard‘s proposed spinoff, dubbed Star Trek: Legacy, are endless, but everything is stalled at the starting gate with no movement from Paramount toward making the series.

Star Trek: Legacy’s USS Enterprise-G Crew Role
Captain Seven of Nine Captain of the Enterprise
Commander Raffi Musiker First Officer
Ensign Jack Crusher Special Counselor to the Captain
Lt. Sidney La Forge Helmsman
Lt. Matthew Mura Tactical Officer
Ensign Kova Esmar Communications Officer
star trek admiral picard captain worf soji asha

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Picard Season 3 Showrunner Terry Matalas Confirms No Star Trek: Legacy In Development

Paramount hasn’t held talks about making Star Trek: Legacy

Prior to Star Trek: Picard sweeping the Saturn Awards, TrekMovie interviewed Picard season 3 showrunner Terry Matalas on the red carpet and asked about the status of Star Trek: Legacy. Matalas reiterated that there is no movement or discussions with Paramount about making a Star Trek: Legacy spinoff. Read his quote below:

First, there’s nothing to say [about Legacy ], I wish there was – but yeah, there’s a there’s quite a few storylines that we talked about from the beginning about where that would go. And it’s just such a rich opportunity… There’s not [been discussions with Paramount about making Star Trek: Legacy]. They have Star Trek that they are making and they only have so much money and streaming space. There’s currently not, but we’re looking forward to whatever the Star Trek universe brings… and never say never.

Star Trek on Paramount+ has two projects currently shooting and one in development. Lensing now in Toronto are Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3 and Star Trek: Section 31, the first made-for-streaming on Paramount+ movie starring Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh. Meanwhile, a new young adult-themed TV series, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, is in development with Star Trek executive producer Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau as co-showrunners. Unfortunately, the common belief seems to be there won’t be new Star Trek developed until these shows and movie are completed.

Star Trek fans online continue to advocate for Star Trek: Legacy, which is supported by Picard cast members like Todd Stashwick, Michelle Hurd, and Jeri Ryan.

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Ended With Lots Of Legacy Story Opportunities

Terry Matalas is open to a Star Trek movie, but a Legacy series is ideal

Especially frustrating for Terry Matalas and Star Trek: Picard season 3’s fans is the myriad story and character possibilities currently left on the table with no Star Trek: Legacy being madePicard season 3 ended with the potential to continue the stories of the USS Enterprise-G crew, have Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members appear, and bring back fan favorites like Liam Shaw (Todd Stashwick), who died during Picard season 3. Matalas explained what “Legacy” means to TrekMovie:

I call it “ Legacy” mostly because it was in the 25th century. Like the idea of people from Deep Space Nine coming in, and Raffi and Worf, and Raffi and Worf’s son Alexander. I could sit and – let’s get a dry-erase board and break it right now. There are just so many stories from that era.

Terry Matalas also addressed the possibility of Star Trek: Legacy becoming a movie like Star Trek: Section 31, which was also originally planned to be a TV series before it was shifted into a feature film. But Matalas believes that a series suits the potential of Star Trek: Legacy best:

Look, anything is possible. We certainly wouldn’t be “Oh no, we aren’t going to do a movie.” For me, I would just need this crew, I would need this cast, and as long as that was a possibility, we would figure something out, yeah. A series is obviously ideal because there’s so many stories to tell. And the 25th century in general in Star Trek is such a rich thing.

As time passes, the possibility that Star Trek: Legacy can happen is jeopardized by the cast and crew, including Terry Matalas, potentially be moving on to new film and TV work. Thankfully, Star Trek: Picard season 3’s cast and crew have continually reaffirmed their desire to make Star Trek: Legacy. Hopefully, everyone’s timing and circumstances will still work out if Star Trek: Legacy does one day get a green light from Paramount.

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