1.14.2019

Michelle Yeoh is getting her own 'Star Trek' series. Hell yes.

CBS All Access is officially developing a standalone series starring Yeoh's Philippa Georgiou.



It's official! CBS All Access is moving forward with a new standalone Star Trek spinoff starring Michelle Yeoh.

Michelle Yeoh Standalone 'Star Trek' Series in Development at CBS All Access

The new series, from Star Trek: Discovery co-executive producers Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt, would see Yeoh reprise the role of Philippa Georgiou, expanding on the character's current position as a member of Section 31, a shadowy intelligence agency operating within the Federation.

There have been serious rumors about a Yeoh-led spinoff since the end of Star Trek: Discovery's first season, when a deleted scene revealed the Mirror Universe version of Georgiou -- it's kind of complicated -- being approached and recruited by Section 31.




This is a no-brainer! How can this not be awesome?

"Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades,” executive produder Alex Kurtzman said in a statement. "As a human, I adore her. As an actor, I revere her. 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 returns to the role in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, which premieres this week. She most recently starred as Eleanor Young in last summer's blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, which took home to the Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy on Sunday night.

"I'm so excited to continue telling these rich Star Trek stories," Yeoh tells Deadline. "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!'"

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