Is Star Trek’s Khan Getting a Limited Series From Nicholas Meyer?

It looks like everyone’s favorite Eugenics War superhuman psychopath might be getting a TV series all his own. Nicholas Meyer, writer of Star Trek II, IV, and VI, is reportedly developing a new project based around Khan Noonien Singh, or simply, “KHAAAAN!”

Details for the series are scarce thus far. The limited series would take place between the Star Trek original series episode Space Seed and The Wrath of Khan. Khan and his fellow “genetically superior” warriors struggle to survive for years on the planet Ceti Alpha V, where Kirk and the Enterprise crew leave them until the crew of the U.S.S. Reliant finds them years later.

More recently, Meyer has been involved as a writer on Star Trek: Discovery. However, he quickly moved on from the series to work on his own super secret Trek project. Many assumed it would be a fourth installment in the rebooted film franchise, but that does not seem to be the case anymore.

Khan was originally played by Ricardo Montalban in the original series episode “Space Seed” and in The Wrath of Khan, and by Benedict Cumberbatch in the J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Trek Into Darkness.

Are you excited to see a Khan-centric Trek series? Who should be cast as Khan? Let’s discuss in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.