Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Star Trek Spinoff Series Announced

The rumor from a few months ago is now official. The Michelle Yeoh led Star Trek series is now in development with a focus on Section 31. The actress will reprise her role of ex-Mirror Universe Empress Georgiou & replacement Captain Philippa Georgiou who joined Section 31 in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. The show runners will be Bo Yeon Kim (?) and Erika Lippoldt (?).

“Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades,” Star Trek EP and expansion overlord Alex Kurtzman said in a statement today.”As a human, I adore her. As an actor, I revere her,” he added. “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.”

Yeoh will be reprising her role in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery in the meantime which starts up this Sunday. About the series, Yeoh said “I’m so excited to continue telling these rich ‘Star Trek’ stories,” the actor said. “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!'”

So with this announcement that means there will be Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Below Decks half-hour animated comedy, Star Trek: Picard (my title, not official), and Star Trek: Section 31 (my title, not official), all of which may or may not bow at some point during 2019. A nice lineup of replacements for the ending of the current crop of Trek movies.

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