Alex Kurtzman announces a new phase for the Star Trek franchise.
Star Trek: Section 31 it will do. After a long development, the streaming service has formalized the order of the new spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery focused onEmpress Philippa Georgioucharacter played by Michelle Yeohrecently awarded an Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once. However, unlike what was expected so far, it will not be a series but a TV film.
The plot of Star Trek: Section 31
Star Trek: Section 31 will see Georgiou join a secret Starfleet division tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets as she faces the sins of her past. Described as a cross between Mission: Impossible e Guardians of the Galaxythe film will be the beginning of a new phase for the franchise Star Trekwith its demiurge Alex Kurtzman determined to make more feature films (at least one every two years) framed by the tales of Discovery and other series arrived in recent years.
The idea of transforming Star Trek: Section 31 in a film dates back to last summer, when Kurtzman and CBS Studios, the studio behind the franchise, found themselves dealing with Yeoh’s busy schedule (she will also be in the upcoming new Disney+ series Looking for me), fears of having too many shows running at the same time in the franchise, and a desire to carve out a space in the cinematic events segment.
“I am more than thrilled to be returning to my family of Star Trek and in the role that I have loved for so long,” said Yeoh, who played Philippa Georgiou in the first seasons of Discovery. “Section 31 has been near and dear to my heart since I began the journey playing Philippa at the time this new golden era of d Star Trek. Seeing her finally get her moment is a dream come true over a year that has 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 Empress Georgiou decrees otherwise)!”
Kurtzman added, “Back in 2017, before the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, Michelle had the idea of making a spin-off for her character, Philippa Georgiou. She broke new ground as one of the first two on-screen women in the pilot to usher in a nova’s era Star Trekand now, six years later, Section 31 finally comes on the heels of his recent groundbreaking triumph. Everyone on Team Trek couldn’t be more excited to see our legendary friend come home to us as we expand our narrative into new and uncharted corners of the Trekverse. Long live Empress Georgiou; long live Michelle Yeoh!”