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Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Philippa Georgiou confirmed to lead new Star Trek series

January 14th, 2019 by Marc Comments

We reported on it in November (here) but it’s just been confirmed that Michelle Yeoh’s Capt. Philippa Georgiou from Star Trek: Discovery has got her own spinoff series.

While the show has no title at the minute, the series will revolve around Starfleet’s Section 31 division, a shadow organisation within the Federation as first seen on Star Trek: Discovery.

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman will bring the series to life along with writers Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt. Kirtzman had this to say: “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.”

“I’m so excited to continue telling these rich Star Trek stories,” Yeoh said.

“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!'”

Well, we love Yeoh and can’t wait to see where it goes from here…


Star Trek: Discovery returns on January 17th.

Source: THR



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….