Scoop: CBS Considering 'Deep Space Nine' Revival
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
Sometimes you return to what you leave behind.
It looks like Picard might not be alone in CBS revisiting beloved Star Trek continuity. According to one of my sources, CBS is considering reviving Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for the upcoming Paramount+ channel, the 2021 rebranding of CBS All Access. Details are scarce as the show hasn't been greenlit yet but it has been discussed.
Deep Space Nine aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999 in syndication. It's darker edge separated the series from its predecessors. DS9 was groundbreaking as well with its Black American lead (a first for Star Trek) in Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko and having one of TV's earliest lesbian kisses. Considered ahead of its time, CBS is seeing a new show that is relevant for today but also mining the '90s nostalgia that is reaching full bloom. I don't know who among the original cast they want to target to return if this proceeds aside from, obviously, Brooks and Michael Dorn as Worf.
Will CBS bring back any of the old creative personnel? It's simply too early to know what direction they will head to should this enter production.