Star Trek: Section 31 Sets Filming Start Date for Michelle Yeoh Spin-off Movie

Star Trek: Section 31, the upcoming Michelle Yeoh-starring Star Trek: Discovery spin-off movie, has set a filming start date.

Per ComicBook.com, Star Trek: Section 31 is set to start production in January 2024. The film, which was originally announced in April 2023, will see Yeoh reprise her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou from the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. 

A release date for Star Trek: Section 31 has not yet been set.

What do we know about Star Trek: Section 31?

“In Star Trek: Section 31, Emperor Philippa Georgiou joins a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and faces the sins of her past,” the official synopsis reads.”

With a script written by Craig Sweeny, Star Trek: Section 31 is being directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Sweeny, Osunsanmi, Yeoh, Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Baiers, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, while CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment are producing the movie.

Yeoh said of Star Trek: Section 31 when the project was first announced, “I’m beyond thrilled to return to my ‘Star Trek’ family and to the role I’ve loved for so long. 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)!”

Kurtzman added, “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. 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!”

The first season of Star Trek: Discovery is currently streaming on Paramount+.

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