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Star Trek: Picard's Sidney La Forge Was Originally A Smaller Role

While the “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 finale may mark the end of this particular incarnation of the series, it ends on a cliffhanger that sets up a spin-off, focused on the show’s younger crew members led by Jean-Luc Picard’s son Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) and including Sidney La Forge. Showrunner Terry Matalas has referred to this project as “Star Trek: Legacy,” but the franchise’s owners at Paramount have yet to confirm whether or not it will come to fruition. Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, unsurprisingly, is among those hoping that Paramount will greenlight “Legacy” will keep the stories of the younger characters on “Picard” alive.

“I’m not gonna lie to you. I’m just hoping that this isn’t the last time that we see Sidney. I mean, like we’ve just said, 1000s of fans don’t want this to be the end. I just would hope that for the younger kids who are being introduced to ‘Star Trek,'” she told Decider. “I was tagged in so many DMs about like little kids and little girls watching the show. I’ve been amazed by the fans’ response. I just would hope that the powers that be would allow this story to continue.”

While Sidney’s “Star Trek” future may currently be in flux, the explicit cliffhanger at the end of the “Picard” finale seemingly would have never been allowed were Paramount not at least considering a sequel series.

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