Michelle Yeoh to return as Emperor Philippa Georgiou in ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ film

Michelle Yeoh to return as Emperor Philippa Georgiou in ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ filmMichelle Yeoh to return as Emperor Philippa Georgiou in ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ film
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Daniel Anderson
April 18, 2023
Michelle Yeoh is set to reprise her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou in “Star Trek: Section 31,” an event film on Paramount+. 
Originally planned as a series, the project was first announced in 2019. The film will feature Georgiou grappling with the sins of her past, all while leading a secret Starfleet division responsible for protecting the United Federation of Planets.
Yeoh expressed her joy at returning to the role, which began with Season 1 of “Star Trek: Discovery,” in a statement.

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)!

Olatunde Osunsanmi will direct and serve as executive producer. Craig Sweeny will write and executive produce. Yeoh is also executive producing alongside Alex Kurtzman and Aaron Baiers. 
Kurtzman praised Yeoh and credited her with the idea to create a spin-off for her character.

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.

CBS Studios will produce the film, which is slated to begin production later this year. 
Paramount+ isn’t the only streaming platform to have Academy Award winner Yeoh onboard an upcoming project. She recently reunited with her “Everything Everywhere All at Once” castmates for the anticipated “American Born Chinese” series premiering next month.
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