Star Trek: Sisko (Rumoured, not confirmed)
The whispers seem to be growing.... Fingers crossed!!!
Earlier this week rumors started circulating indicating that CBS is considering resurrecting Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for a new series. I’ve done some digging to discover the full breadth of their plans and have learned that it’s not a Deep Space Nine revival, at least not exactly. Instead they’re planning a new series based entirely around one specific character from that show: Deep Space Nine’s Captain Benjamin Sisko played by the now mostly retired actor Avery Brooks.
According to my source (the same source that was first to break the news that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was happening), the series would follow the pattern already established by Star Trek: Picard and basically be Star Trek: Sisko. Cirroc Lofton, who played Ben Sisko’s son Jake on DS9, would co-star in the show along with Avery Brooks back as Sisko. No one else from the original Star Trek: Deep Space Nine cast is expected to be involved at all, at least not in the show’s first season. It’s worth noting that our source says: “CBS does not want Lofton to be part of it, yet Brooks is adamant that he will not do the show without him.”
If it does happen, I hope they have learned from the mistakes with Picard. As great an actor as Stewart is, his ideas seem to really really suck. Best example is with Nemesis, where the Dune Buggy scene was a Stewart demand.Fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will remember that series ended with Captain Sisko leaving the mortal world and going to live with the wormhole aliens, The Prophets, in their non-linear plane of existence called the Celestial Temple. It wasn’t clear then if he would ever return. The new show would begin with the wormhole opening and Sisko emerging from the Celestial Temple on a mission to set something right that the wormhole aliens see as going wrong.
CBS is still in early, early development on Star Trek: Sisko and there are a couple of big obstacles in the way of making it a reality. Our source tells us the biggest is Avery Brooks who is 72-years-old, long since retired, and not really interested in acting anymore. The suits at CBS are talking to him anyway and they believe that by making the show about racial injustice and the relationship between Star Trek’s first black Captain and his now grown son, they can get Brooks involved. These are themes Avery Brooks cares deeply about and making the show dedicated to pushing a specific message about racial inequality is really the only way they believe can get Brooks involved.