CBS announces Star Trek Series Focusing On Section 31 with Michelle Yeoh –


The Star Trek universe on television continues to expand with the umpteenth announcement of a show already in circulation. Star Trek is going black.

Michelle Yeoh heads up section 31 of the Star Trek show

First reported as considered last year, today the CBS has made it official. This morning they announced plans for a new live-action series in development for CBS All Access with Michelle Yeoh, who had a recurring role in Star Trek: Discovery. According to CBS, the untitled series "will expand on the current role of Yeoh as a member of the Section 31 division of Starfleet, a shadow organization within the Federation, in Star Trek: Discovery".

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will be executive producers. Aaron Baiers will be co-executive producer along with Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt, who will also write the series. Kurtzman has announced that Kim and Lippoldt will serve as showrunners.

"Michelle broke the ceilings, the broken borders, and amazed us by her grace and her gravity for decades … As a human, I adore her." As an actor, I will venerate her, "said Alex Kurtzman. "Erika and Boey are extraordinary and exciting writers who bring a new perspective into the world of" Star Trek ", and we are all excited to explore the next savage chapter in the life of Captain Philippa Georgiou."

"I'm so excited to continue telling these rich Star Trek stories," said Michelle Yeoh. "Being part of this universe and this particular character was such a joy for me to play, I can not see where it all goes – surely, I think it will go where no WOM has ever gone before ! & # 39; "

Michelle Yeoh at the New York Comic panel With Star Trek in October (CBS)

Trek becomes a black operation

Alex Kurtzman has often been quoted as saying that his goal for Star Trek's expansion on television is to develop each show with its unique tone and style. The announcement of this show points out that "CBS All Access goes black ops" indicates that this new show will move into the nature of action and espionage of Section 31.

Michelle Yeoh was originally part of discovery like Captain Phillipa Georgiou, who died in the two-part pilot when his USS Shenzhou ship was destroyed. However, he returned during the first season in some flashbacks and in particular by interpreting the version of Mirror Universe of itself, the emperor Georgiou, who returned to the First Universe at the end of the season and began to disguise himself as captain Georgiou, not quite dead. His participation in the Section 31 was revealed for the first time in a "bonus scene" revealed to WonderCon in 2018 and was included in the photo and video previews for the second season of discovery.

Michelle Yeoh in her attire from Section 31, from the preview of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery

The Section 31 series is the latest Star Trek expansion on television. In addition to the already released Star Trek: Discovery is Star Trek: short trekking, CBS officially announced the development of a new show focusing on Jean-Luc Picard with the return of Sir Patrick Stewart and an animated comedy developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan ("Rick and Morty"). There are also reports of other performances under development including an animated series that is more suitable for children and a live-oriented youth program. Starfleet Academy to exhibit.

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