Georgiou is here to stay. CBS All Access today announced plans to further expand the Star Trek universe with a new live-action series in development starring Michelle Yeoh. The upcoming show will build upon Yeoh’s current Star Trek: Discovery role as a member of Starfleet’s Section 31 division, a black-ops shadow organization within the Federation. Discovery’s second season will debut Thursday, January 17 exclusively on CBS All Access.
The untitled series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Aaron Baiers will serve as co-executive producer along with Bo Yeon Kim, and Erika Lippoldt will also write the series.
“Michelle has shattered ceilings, broken boundaries, and astonished us with her grace and gravitas for decades,” Alex Kurtzman said in a statement. “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.”
“I’m so excited to continue telling these rich Star Trek stories,” Michelle Yeoh said in a statement. “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!’”
Yeoh’s Star Trek series marks the latest expansion of the Trek franchise, which already includes Discovery and Star Trek: Short Treks, as well as the upcoming, recently announced Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, and the animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, developed by Emmy Award-winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty).
Star Trek: Discovery's second season will premiere on Thursday, January 17, 2019 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and on Space Channel in Canada. The series premieres in 188 countries on Netflix on Friday, January 18, 2019.