It's looking like Emperor Georgiou might play a much bigger role in the upcoming Star Trek expansion.
Actor Michelle Yeoh, who played Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery, is apparently in talks to reprise the character for a new stand-alone Star Trek series, according to Deadline. The new series would also be exclusive to CBS All Access, and focus on Georgiou's adventures following the events of Discovery's first season.
CBS hasn't officially commented on the matter.
Assuming this is true, it could mean that we'd see Georgiou's recruitment into Starfleet's Section 31 division, the autonomous, and highly secretive branch of their vast operation. Yeoh herself teased this idea with an Instagram post during New York Comic Con last month.
Yeoh was the very first cast member announced for Star Trek: Discovery. Now, that the franchise is looking to aggressively expand Trek's TV presence and take advantage of its built-in shared universe, developing a separate series around Yeoh's character makes sense. Well, two characters, considering "our" version of Georgiou was killed in battle, with Yeoh later reemerging as Georgiou from the mirror universe.
We do know that Sir Patrick Stewart will be returning to the role of Jean Luc Picard in an upcoming standalone series of his own, aptly titled Picard. While Stewart's return is being heralded as an upbeat adventure because "dystopia has lost its bite," having a series dedicated Emporer Georgiou working through the ranks of what's basically Starfleet's espionage department does sound pretty appealing.
Star Trek: Discovery's second season is due back on CBS All Access on Jan. 17, 2019. What do you think of the possibility of an Emporer Georgiou series? Let us know in the comments.