Patrick Stewart isn’t the only one getting a Trek spin-off. Star Trek Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh’s character, Phillipa Georgiou. Confirmed via Variety, CBS All Access has officially signed Yeoh to star in her own, so-far-untitled Star Trek series.
“I’m so excited to continue telling these rich ‘Star Trek’ stories,” Yeoh said in a statement. “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!’”
The show will be written by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt. The biggest news about the spin-off is it won’t focus on Yeoh’s Star Trek: Discovery character Georgiou, the Captain we met at the beginning of the series; instead, she’ll get to dive deeper into the version of Georgiou from the Mirror Universe, former Emperor of the evil Terran Empire, who found herself brought over to Star Trek’s primary timeline in the back half of Discovery’s first season.
That means that aside from exploring this much more villainous interpretation of Georgiou, the series will further delve into the character’s time as a recruit of Section 31: the shadowy Federation black-ops group first introduced in Deep Space Nine as a hidden branch of Starfleet tasked with doing the dirty work needed to maintain the Federation’s lofty utopian ideals. Discovery returns for its second season January 17th.
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