Michelle Yeoh In Talks For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Spin-Off
It’s looking possible we may be getting more of Philippa Georgiou, as it’s revealed Michelle Yeoh is in talks for a possible ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ spin-off series.
For those of you that haven’t caught up with ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, WARNING, there will be spoilers in this article…
Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Philippa Georgiou first appeared in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ opening episodes in command of the USS Shenzhou, where Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham served as first officer. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it past the second episode, after being killed by the Klingon T’Kuvma (Chris Obi). But this is Star Trek, so death isn’t always the end…
Whilst our Philippa Georgiou was killed, the Discovery finds itself in the Mirror Universe, where Georgiou is not only very much alive, but also the ruthless Emperor of the Terran Empire. Following Lorca’s (Jason Isaacs) coup in the Mirror Universe, Emperor Georgiou escapes on the Discovery over to our Prime Universe where she is granted political asylum. After helping the Federation defeat the Klingon’s, she is granted her freedom, at which point she is approached by a Section 31 operative (the Federation’s Black Ops team), who recruited her as an asset.
We do know Georgiou and Section 31 will feature in the 2nd Season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, but it’s unclear at the moment what the proposed spin-off series would be about. It’s possible they could be looking to tell some earlier stories about the Prime Philippa Georgiou. However, I feel it’s far more likely to would be a show based around Section 31 and Mirror Georgiou instead, as that’s a very underexplored area of Star Trek mythology.
As we announced back in June, head of all things Trek at CBS, Alex Kurtzman, is looking to create a slew of new Trek-related shows for CBS All Access in the US. Already announced are the ‘Picard‘ series, and the animated comedy ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’. The idea is to create a set of wildly different Trek-related content, so a Section 31 series would seem like a perfect addition.
Deadline, who broke the news, reached out to CBS for comment, but they are keeping tight-lipped at the moment. We’ll let you know if and when something is confirmed.