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Michelle Yeoh’s Star Trek role confirmed

November 28th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Deadline are reporting that Michelle Yeoh has been cast as a Starfleet captain in the forthcoming Star Trek series Discovery.

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress will not however be in charge of U.S.S. Discovery but captain of the ship Shenzhou having landed the role of Han Bo.

Producer Nicholas Meyer recently confirmed the actress’ involvement making her the first apparent hire for the new live-action series which will focus on a first officer, as opposed to a captain.

Star Trek: Discovery hits CBS All Access in the US and Canada in May (with the pilot debuting on CBS itself) and on Netflix worldwide.

More as we get it.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….