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Legendary 'Star Trek' Villain May Get Own TV Series

The upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series may not be the only thing Trekkers have to look forward to. According to Geek Exchange, Nicholas Meyer, the director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is reportedly developing a series focusing on Khan Noonien Singh, the “genetically superior” 20th century revolutionary.


Khan, originally played by Ricardo Montalban, first appeared in the Star Trek series in the episode “Space Seed.” He was an instant hit among fans and was brought back to be the main villain in the second film.

The upcoming series will take place in the time between “Space Seed” and Wrath of Khan, during Khan’s years in exile on the ravaged planet Ceti Alpha V.

The character was last seen in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, and was played by Benedict Cumberbatch. As Montalban died in 2009 and Cumberbatch is busy with other projects, it seems likely that the role will once again be played by someone new.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sept. 24 on CBS.

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