Star Trek: Section 31 spin-off with Michelle Yeoh to start filming after Discovery season 3
Star Trek: Discovery spin-off Section 31 is set to kick off filming after the mainline show’s third season, the showrunner has confirmed.
The second season of Discovery concluded earlier this year, seeing Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew sent barrelling 950 years into the future through a wormhole.
The show is expected to return next year, and it looks like planned spin-off Section 31, which revolves around Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), is set to follow suit.
Speaking to Deadline’s Crew Call podcast, Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman offered an update on the spin-offs schedule.
‘Erika [Lippoldt] and Boey [Kim], who are two of our writers on Discovery, are breaking story on it right now, and the plan is to shoot that the second we’re done with season three,’ Kurtzman said.
In a statement announcing the spin-off, Kurtzman said: ‘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.’
It isn’t the only Star Trek spin-off in the works, with a new series for Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard set to be released later this year.
Speaking about the Luc Picard series, Kurtzman said: ‘A lot has happened to Jean-Luc Picard in the intervening years.
‘He had to deal with some new things, and some old things. Both things collide together and he’s made choices that he’s not necessarily feeling great about.’
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