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Michelle Yeoh's Captain Georgiou from Star Trek: Discovery getting her own spinoff series

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Jan 14, 2019

Last week, Star Trek: Discovery creator, Alex Kurtzman, revealed that a lot more Star Trek offerings would be coming to CBS All Access, and apparently he wasn't kidding. Today, Variety reported that the character of Captain Philippa Georgiou (played by Michelle Yeoh) would receive her very own spinoff series, something that's been rumored since November.

“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!’”

In a deleted scene from Season 1, Georgiou was recruited to Section 31, a top secret shadow organization operating within the very ranks of the Federation. Think of a futuristic version of B613 from ABC's Scandal. Captain Georgiou's spinoff will focus on her exploits with the shady group. 

Produced by Kurtzman, CBS Television Studios, and Roddenberry Entertainment, the show will be penned by Discovery writers Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt. The two scribes are also locked in as co-executive producers alongside Aaron Baiers (Discovery, Salvation, Limitless).

“Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades,” Kurtzman said in a separate 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.”

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 premieres this Thursday, January 17, on CBS All Access. The new season will introduce two familiar faces: Spock (Ethan Peck) and Christopher Pike (Anson Mount).


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