Rumor of the Day: Wrath of Khan prequel TV series in the works

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Aug 1, 2017

Back in June, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer-director Nicholas Meyer revealed he was working on a new Trek mystery project not related to CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, where he is a writer and executive producer. Today we may have word on what that project actually is.

According to a report at Geek Exchange, sources have told them (so take it with a grain of salt) Meyer is working on a Wrath of Khan prequel miniseries or limited series that will center on Khan Noonien Singh, one of the genetically engineered Human Augments who led the Eugenics Wars back on 20th-century Earth.

The iconic role was played by the late Ricardo Montalban in Meyer’s movie, while Benedict Cumberbatch reprised the role in J.J. Abrams’ Kelvin Timeline film Star Trek Into Darkness.

The TV series will reportedly follow Kirk’s greatest enemy as Khan and his followers struggle to survive on Ceti Alpha V after the crew of the Enterprise leaves them on the planet at the end of The Original Series episode “Space Seed,” right until they are found by the crew of the U.S.S. Reliant (where Walter Koenig’s Chekov served at the time) in 1982’s The Wrath of Khan.

It's also worth noting original Discovery producer Bryan Fuller first pitched the series as an anthology, so it's not crazy to think there could be some miniseries ideas floating around behind the scenes and gaining steam.

Now, whether that turns out to be true remains to be seen, but it stands to reason fans would love to see a TV miniseries following Khan’s struggles on Ceti Alpha V, before he goes on to exact his bloody revenge on Kirk. How about you?

(via Geek Exchange)