Michelle Yeoh Set For “Star Trek” Spin-Off

Michelle Yeoh Set For Star Trek Spin Off

CBS All Access has made it official – they’ve announced they are developing another “Star Trek” series for the streaming service with this one centering on actress Michelle Yeoh’s character Philippa Georgiou, the former leader of the Terran Empire in a mirror universe and now a member of the Starfleet black-ops division Section 31.

The series will be executive produced by Alex Kurtzman with Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt serving as showrunners. It will mark the fourth full-length series of the long-running sci-fi franchise for CBS All Access following “Star Trek: Discovery,” the Jean-Luc Picard series and an adult animated series about one of Starfleet’s less-important ships which hails from “Rick and Morty” producer Mike McMahan.

Yeoh says in a statement: “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!’”

Yeoh will be seen in the second season of ‘Discovery’ which is set to premiere on January 17th.

Source: CBS All Access