A special movie event, Star Trek: Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh, has been greenlit by Paramount+. Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh will be reprising her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou, which she originated in Star Trek: Discovery.
An official description of the movie was released by Paramount+. Production on this movie will begin later this year.
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.
“I’m beyond thrilled to return to my Star Trek family and to the role I’ve loved for so long,” said Michelle Yeoh. “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)!”
“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,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “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!”
Section 31 made its first appearance in Star Trek: Deep Space 9. This is a clandestine security group in Starfleet that acts in the shadows of the Federation. Since initially appearing there, it has popped up in other series including Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard and also the film Star Trek Into Darkness.
“We’re thrilled that Star Trek: Section 31 will be the next title in our Star Trek universe,” said Domenic DiMeglio, chief marketing officer and head of data at Paramount Streaming. “Michelle Yeoh is an incomparable talent – she brought Emperor Georgiou to life in such an incredibly fun and nuanced way that the character immediately became a fan favorite. We’re so thrilled to welcome Michelle back to the Star Trek and Paramount+ family and can’t wait for fans to see what this special movie event has in store.”
Craig Sweeny (Limitless, Medium) serves as writer and executive producer on Star Trek: Section 31. Olatunde Osunsanmi (Star Trek: Discovery, The Man Who Fell to Earth) will direct and executive produce. Yeoh will also executive produce along with starring in the film. Alex Kurtzman and Aaron Baiers executive produce via Secret Hideout. Rod Rodenberry and Trevor Roth of Rodenberry Entertainment also executive produce along with Frank Siracusa and John Weber. CBS Studios will produce.