Keen for the Michelle Yeoh-led, Section 31-themed spin-off to “Star Trek: Discovery”? It seems you will be waiting awhile.
Executives from CBS held a panel at the Innovative TV Conference in Israel this week and the subject of the new series came up. CBS Television Studios president David Stapf tempered expectations saying: “it’s a good couple of years away.”
The show is not expected to film until after the third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” which shoots this Summer ahead of an early-mid 2020 launch. Yeoh’s Galactic Emperor-turned operative Philippa Georgiou is expected to be a part of the cast of the third season of ‘Discovery’.
“Section 31” will also use Discovery’s Toronto home base to film, as opposed to the Jean-Luc Picard series which is being done in California, and Bo Yeoh Kim and Erika Lippoldt remain set as showrunners. The animated comedy “Lower Decks” is also officially on the way.