It's official: Michelle Yeoh is one step closer getting her own Star Trek: Discovery spin-off! CBS All Access revealed Monday that a new black ops series centered on Captain Philippa Georgiou is currently in development. The project will be executive-produced by Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth--the same team behind Discovery.
The potential series would further explore Yeoh's current role in Discovery as a member of Starfleet's Section 31, which she took on after being rescued from the Mirror Universe by Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin Green). The clandestine organization, which operates under virtually no oversight, was first introduced in Deep Space Nine but was expanded upon in Enterprise and mentioned in 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness. Only a handful of high-ranking officers know of its existence, giving them the freedom to kill anyone deemed a threat to the Federation. Given Georgiou's past as the Mirror Universe's ruthless Terran emperor, this will be right up her alley.
This marks Kurtzman's second live-action Star Trek series currently in development. Back in July, he, along with Patrick Stewart, revealed that a new Trek series centered on Captain Picard was also in the works. The upcoming show finds the beloved captain's life "radically altered" by the events of J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot in which a supernova destroyed the Romulans' home planet Romulus. Details surrounding the project remain scarce but Stewart did tease an older, different version of Picard from the one you got to know in The Next Generation.
In contrast, Georgiou will be the same badass we've come to love in Discovery.
Catch her in action when Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery premieres Thursday, Jan. 17 on CBS All Access.