AceShowbiz - "Star Trek: Discovery" seemingly is not the only "Star Trek"-related series which will be coming to CBS. The network is reportedly developing a prequel series focusing on the almighty Khan Noonien Singh.
According to Geek Exchange, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" director Nicholas Meyer will serve as director and writer for the limited series spotlighting the greatest villain in the franchise's history. The series reportedly will fill in the gap between "Space Seed" and "The Wrath of Khan", with the story centering on Khan and the crew who try to survive on the hostile planet of Ceti Alpha V.
Back in June, Meyer hinted at a separated project in an interview with Trek Movie. However, since there were reports of "Star Trek 4" being developed, fans previously assumed that the aforementioned project would be a feature film instead of a TV series.
In addition to directing "The Wrath of Khan" and "The Undiscovered Country", Meyer co-wrote "Star Trek: The Voyage Home". He is also on board to write and be a consultant for "Discovery".
While the idea of bringing a Khan prequel series may excite fans, it seemingly will be difficult to find an actor for the role. Ricardo Montalban, who portrayed the character in the 1982 movie, passed away in 2009. And it is also highly unlikely for Benedict Cumberbatch to come to "Star Trek"-TV verse and reprise his "Star Trek Into Darkness" role.
In the meantime, fans of the franchise will be offered "Discovery". Starring Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh, the series will take place prior to the original "Star Trek" television series. The series is set to debut through a special broadcast premiere on Sunday, September 24 at 8.30 P.M. on CBS, before moving to its home on CBS All Access.