Michelle Yeoh To Reprise Star Trek Role In Paramount+ Original Movie Event
Perak born recent Oscar Winner Michelle Yeoh makes us proud again
Paramount+ has announced it has officially greenlit “Star Trek: Section 31” starring Oscar-award winner Michelle Yeoh. In this special original movie event, Yeoh will reprise her role as Emperor Phillipa Georgiou, a character she first played in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.
In “Star Trek: Section 31” Emperor Phillipa Georgiou joins a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and faces the sins of her past. Produced by CBS Studios, production will begin later this year.
Written by Craig Sweeny and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, “Star Trek: Section 31” 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.
What They Say
Michelle Yeoh said, “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 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)!” She added.
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman, also stated, “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. 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.”
David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, said, “For years, we’ve been looking forward to Michelle Yeoh one day returning to Star Trek. Her powerful performance as Captain and Emperor Georgiou was not only a pivotal moment for the return of the franchise, but her portrayal resonated with fans around the world in a multitude of ways.”
Visit the Official Paramount Website for more information.