Michelle Yeoh To Star In ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ Film For Paramount+


Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh will reprise her character of Philippa Georgiou for ‘Star Trek: Section 31’, a Paramount+ original movie. Yeoh first played the character in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.

The project was originally set up to be a series but has been repurposed as a film that will she Georgiou join a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and faces the sins of her past.

The film will be written by Craig Sweeny and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, both of whom worked on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.

I’m beyond thrilled to return to my Star Trek family and to the role I’ve loved for so long. Section 31 has been near and dear to my heart since I began the journey of playing Philippa all the way back when this new golden age of Star Trek launched. To see her finally get her moment is a dream come true in a year that’s 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 decrees otherwise)!

Michelle Yeoh

A ‘Section 31’ project has been in the works since 2018 but on green light was given until Yeoh’s Oscar win greased the wheels.

All the way back in 2017, before the first season of Star Trek: Discovery had even aired, Michelle had the idea to do a spinoff for her character, Philippa Georgiou. She broke new ground as one of the first two women onscreen in the pilot to usher in a new age of Trek, and now, six years later, Section 31 finally arrives on the heels of her latest groundbreaking win. Everyone on Team Trek couldn’t be more thrilled to have our legendary friend return home to us as we expand our storytelling into new and uncharted corners of the Trekverse. Long live Emperor Georgiou; long live Michelle Yeoh!

Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek executive producer

This is the second new Star Trek project following on from the recently announced ‘Starfleet Academy’.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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