Paramount+ announced today that it has officially lit Star Trek: Section 31 with the Oscar winner michelle yeo. In this special original cinematic event for the service, Yeoh will return to his role as Emperor Philippa Georgioua character she first starred in Star Trek: Discoverythe first season.
In Star Trek: Section 31, Emperor Philippa Georgiou joins a secret Starfleet division tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and comes to terms with the sins of her past. Produced by CBS Studios, production will begin later this year.
“I am more than happy to return to my star trek family and the role that I have loved for so long,” said Michelle Yeoh. “Section 31 has been dear to my heart since I started playing Philippa since the beginning of this new golden age of star trek spear. Seeing her finally get her moment is a dream come true in a year that has shown me the incredible power of never giving up on your dreams. We can’t wait to share what’s in store for you, and until then: live long and prosper (unless Emperor Georgiou decides otherwise)!”
“Since 2017, before the first season of Star Trek: Discovery had even aired, Michelle came up with the idea of doing a spin-off for her character, Philippa Georgiou,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman said. “She broke new ground as one of the first two women at the screen in the pilot to usher in a new era of hikingand now, six years later, Star Trek: Section 31 finally comes on the heels of his last revolutionary victory. Everyone in the team hiking Couldn’t be more thrilled to have our legendary friend return to our home as we expand our storytelling into new and uncharted corners of the Trekverse. Long live the Emperor Georgiou; Long live Michelle Yeoh!”
“We are delighted that Star Trek: Section 31 will be the next title of our star trek universe,” said Domenic DiMeglio, chief marketing and data officer at Paramount Streaming. “Michelle Yeoh is a talent second to none – she brought Emperor Georgiou to life in such an incredibly fun and nuanced way that the character immediately became a fan favorite. We are thrilled to welcome Michelle back to the star trek and the Paramount+ family and can’t wait for fans to see what this special cinematic event has in store for them.
“For years we have been looking forward to Michelle Yeoh one day returning to star treksaid David Stapf, president of CBS Studios. “His powerful performance as Captain and Emperor Georgiou was a pivotal moment for the franchise’s return, and his portrayal resonated with fans around the world in so many ways. We couldn’t be prouder to unite with our strengths again with Michelle as we continue to explore the star trek universe, celebrating its legacy and charting a course for the future of the franchise.
Written by Craig Sweeny and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, Star Trek: Section 31 is produced by Alex Kurtzman, Craig Sweeny, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Michelle Yeoh, and is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
Star Trek: Discovery Seasons 1-4 are currently streaming exclusively on Paramount+ in the US, UK, Switzerland, South Korea, Latin America, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and Austria. Seasons 2 and 3 are also available on Pluto TV Star Trek channel in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi channel and airs on Crave. Star Trek: Discovery is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
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