Michelle Yeoh will lead her own Star Trek: Discovery spinoff series

Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role as Captain Philippa Georgiou in a new Star Trek: Discovery spinoff series focused on Starfleet’s black ops division, Section 31. We’ve got all the details here…

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, confirming the existence of “a black ops-themed spinoff of Discovery in which the actress will reprise her role and explore the next chapter in the life of Capt. Philippa Georgiou. The untitled drama will further explore Starfleet’s Section 31 division, a shadow organization within the Federation featured on Star Trek: Discovery.”

We don’t know the title of the show yet, or its release date, but we do know it will air on the CBS All Access streaming service in the USA. And we know that Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt  are writing the show.

Yeoh had this 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!'”

And Alex Kurtzman, who is bossing the Star Trek franchise for CBS, said this:

“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.”

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.