Star Trek: Section 31: Michelle Yeoh to star in Paramount+ film
James R | On 20, Apr 2023
Michelle Yeoh is stepping back onto the bridge of Paramount+ for a new Star Trek spin-off film.
Star Trek: Section 31 will see Yeoh reprise her role as Emperor Phillipa Georgiou, a character she first played in Star Trek: Discovery’s first season.
Sectino 31 will be a special movie event and will follow Emperor Phillipa Georgiou as she joins a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and faces the sins of her past.
“I’m beyond thrilled to return to my Star Trek family and to the role I’ve loved for so long,” said Michelle Yeoh. “Section 31 has been near and dear to my heart since I began the journey of playing Phillipa all the way back when this new golden age of Star Trek launched, and to see her finally get her moment is a dream come true in a year that’s shown me the incredible the 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)!”
“All the way back in 2017, before the first season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY had even aired, Michelle had the idea to do a spin-off of her character, Phillipa Georgiou,” said Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. “She broke new ground as one of the first two women on screen in the pilot to usher in a new age of Trek, and now, six years later, STAR TREK: 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!”
Written by Craig Sweeny and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, the fiml is executive 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.
It continues Paramount’s ongoing expansion of the Star Trek universe, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as well as the recently announced Star Trek: Starfleet Academy.
Production on the film will begin later this year.