Crouching Klingon, Hidden Starship!
We’re setting our phasers to stunned! Michelle Yeoh is rumored to have a major role in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV series. Discovery is being produce by CBS and Netflix. If the news is true… Bam! Just How kick-ass is this show going to be?
Series writer Nicholas Meyer revealed that Michelle Yeoh was the first cast member to come aboard. Star Trek: Discovery‘s casting continues.
What We (Think We) Know About Michelle Yeoh’s Star Trek Character
Yeoh’s character isn’t expected to be a member of the USS Discovery, indicating the show follows more than one ship. This is also true to the wording used in the first teaser trailer that was released earlier in 2016. Bryan Fuller has previously hinted that there’d be multiple crews involved in the series. Except some serialized Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes, no Star Trek series focused on more than one crew.
Growing Star Trek’s Market
This move is a clear attempt to not only diversify characters but also to break into the Chinese market. Star Trek doesn’t have the following in China or Asia that it does in most of the west. Michelle Yeoh is undoubtedly one of China’s biggest stars; her career spanning across three decades. This further enhances the global appeal expected for Star Trek: Discovery which is certainly what the producers, CBS, and Netflix are going for with the new series.
Future casting announcements for the crew of the USS Discovery are certain to come soon. Still no word on who will be cast for the leading character. Star Trek Discovery airs May 2017 on CBS All Access (USA), Netflix (world), and CraveTV (Canada).