Paramount+ has announced a new original Star Trek movie will be headed to the streaming platform. Star Trek: Section 31 will see Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh star. Yeoh will reprise her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou, which she first played in Star Trek; Discovery in season one. The project was originally confirmed in 2019 but at that time, was planned as a series for CBS All Acces. Production is expected to begin on the film later this year. Section 31 is written by Craig Sweeny and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.


Not much has been revealed about the plot, but the official logline gives fans a small idea of what to expect.

Emperor Philippa Georgiou joins a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and faces the sins of her past.

Section 31
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Michelle Yeoh has long wanted to return to the role of Emperor Georgiou.

“I’m beyond thrilled to return to my Star Trek family and to the role I’ve loved for so long,” said Yeoh. “Section 31 has been near and dear to my heart since I began the journey of playing Philippa all the way back when this new golden age of Star Trek launched. To see her finally get her moment is a dream come true in a year that’s shown me the incredible 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)!”

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman also released a statement, echoing Yeoh’s excitement for the project.

“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 for her character, Philippa Georgiou,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman in a statement. “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!” 


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Source: Deadline