Michelle Yeoh to head new Section 31 Star Trek TV series
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Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen all of Star Trek: Discovery Season one...
The rumours of a show centred around Michelle Yeoh's Philippa Georgiou were true. Following the success of Star Trek: Discovery, the character will front her own series based around the insidious Starfleet black ops unit Section 31.
Trekcore.com has confirmed that her mirror universe counterpart who travelled back to the prime universe and was recruited at the end of season one, will be central figure in the new series.
Here's what Michelle Yeoh had to say about the announcement:
“I’m so excited to continue telling these rich Star Trek stories. Being a part of this universe and this character specifically has been such a joy for me to play. I can’t wait to see where it all goes — certainly I believe it will go ‘where no woman has ever gone before!’”
Bo Yeun ‘Boey’ Kim and Erika Lippoldt will act as showrunners while Alex Kurtzman, who is shepherding the news Star Trek shows for CBS, will serve as executive producer. Here's his statement:
“Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades. As a human, I adore her. As an actor, I revere her. Erika and Boey are remarkable, exciting writers who bring a fresh perspective to the world of Star Trek, and we’re all thrilled to explore the next wild chapter in the life of Captain Philippa Georgiou.”
The mysterious Section 31 first appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, with further appearances in Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek Into Darkness. This show is the fifth planned or in production alongside Star Trek: Discovery, the Picard series and two animated series, one of which will be comedy series Lower Decks.
Yeoh will next appear as Georgiou when Star Trek: Discovery returns for its second season this week.