Standalone 'Star Trek' Series Centering on Michelle Yeoh Confirmed, Currently in Developement

Back in November 2018, rumors abounded that a possible spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery series based on Michelle Yeoh's character Philippa Georgiou was in the works.

Standalone 'Star Trek' Series Centering on Michelle Yeoh Confirmed, Currently in Developement
Michelle Yeoh
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As of today, that rumor has been confirmed, and the series is currently in development says Variety.

In a statement, Yeoh said:

"I'm so excited to continue telling these rich 'Star Trek' stories. 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!'"

Standalone 'Star Trek' Series Centering on Michelle Yeoh Confirmed, Currently in Developement
Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou Photo Cr: Jan Thijs/CBS © 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

Variety goes on to say that this new series will be written by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

Alex Kurtzman said of this announcement:

"Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades. 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."

No word on when we may see this series, but we'll keep you updated.

Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access on January 17th, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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