Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Phillippa Georgiou, performed by Loopy Wealthy Asians star Michelle Yeoh, is getting her personal spin-off sequence, the streaming service CBS All Entry has introduced. It turns into the fourth Trek present from Trek’s new residence, on the again of Patrick Stewart’s return as Captain Jean-Luc Picard later this 12 months, the animated sequence Star Trek: Decrease Decks in growth from Rick and Morty head author Mike McMahan, and Discovery itself. Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt, a writing duo on Discovery, will script the brand new untitled Yeoh-Georgiou sequence and function co-executive producers. Trek TV chief Alex Kurtzman will naturally government produce.
“I am so excited to proceed telling these wealthy Star Trek tales,” Yeoh said in a ready assertion. “Being part of this universe and this character particularly has been such a pleasure for me to play. I am unable to wait to see the place all of it goes — definitely, I consider it should go ‘the place no WOMAN [emphasis hers] has ever gone earlier than!'”
“Michelle has shattered ceilings, damaged boundaries, and astonished us together with her grace and gravitas for many years. As a human, I am keen on her. As an actor, I revere her,” Kurtzman added. “Erika and Boey are outstanding, thrilling writers who deliver a contemporary perspective to the world of Star Trek, and we’re all thrilled to discover the subsequent wild chapter within the lifetime of Captain Philippa Georgiou.”
[Spoiler alert for Star Trek: Discovery season 1] Anybody who has seen the primary two episodes of Discovery will recall the dying of Yeoh’s Captain Georgiou. As you possibly can predict, the brand new Trek sequence will as an alternative give attention to the Mirror Universe model of Georgiou, who was the ruler of the Terran Empire, earlier than she’s pulled into the opposite universe by Discovery’s protagonist, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Inexperienced). The final we noticed of Georgiou was in a bonus deleted scene for season 1, the place she’s inducted into the shadow organisation ‘Part 31′. Yeoh will seem in that function on Discovery season 2, as properly.
CBS Tv Studios, Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Leisure — the three producing companions on Discovery — will produce the Yeoh-Georgiou Trek spin-off sequence. Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry , and Trevor Roth will function government producers alongside Kurtzman, with Aaron Baiers as co-executive producer alongside Kim and Lippoldt.
Along with final 12 months’s Loopy Wealthy Asians and Star Trek: Discovery, Yeoh is finest recognized for her roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the James Bond film Tomorrow By no means Dies, and Memoirs of a Geisha.
CBS All Entry reportedly has different Trek sequence within the works too past those it has confirmed, together with a younger-skewing Starfleet Academy sequence from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (Gossip Woman, Marvel’s Runaways), and a restricted sequence based mostly on the Wrath of Khan story. There’s additionally the sequence of mini-episodes, Star Trek: Quick Treks, which has aired 4 episodes until date with two extra deliberate.
Star Trek: Discovery returns January 17 on CBS All Entry within the US, and January 18 on Netflix in India and most components of the world. Devices 360 has reached out to Netflix for touch upon whether or not the newly-announced Trek spin-off sequence might be accessible on Netflix when it releases.