With CBS All Access rapidly expanding their brand new Star Trek programming into 2019, actor Michael Dorn hopes his long-planned Worf-centric revival series will get a chance to finally move forward.
The actor, who portrayed the first-ever Klingon Starfleet officer across all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the final four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and all four Star Trek films starring the cast of The Next Generation, has been pitching a Worf series for years and believes that the potential series is relevant more than ever.
"This is, I think, perfectly timed and placed," explained Dorn in an interview with Inverse. "You’re not stepping on anybody’s toes, and I always thought the Klingon Empire was a great empire to write about because it’s Shakespearean.”
The proposed series would see Worf back with the Klingon Empire in command of his own starship as the war-like race struggles to adapt and evolve within a rapidly changing galaxy.
"The Klingon Empire has had to evolve and change and they don’t like that and they’re fighting it every step of the way," elaborated Dorn regarding his pitch for the series. "They’ve had to introduce aliens into their society. Just like our world now is becoming a global world where it’s not just, like, ‘Oh, we’re Californians and that’s all that really matters,’ we’re talking about something here and it affects China.”
With Dorn's former Next Generation co-star Patrick Stewart receiving his own revival series on CBS All Access reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard, a Worf series is not entirely outside of the realm of possibility.