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‘Star Trek: Section 31’ starring Michelle Yeoh begins production

Star Trek: Section 31, a Paramount+ film starring Michelle Yeoh, has begun production.

Yeoh joined the Star Trek universe as Captain Philippa Georgiou/Emperor Philippa Georgiou in the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery. She was originally meant to reprise the role in a spin-off series centering around her character but was reworked as a movie.

“And we’re off to the races! Thrilled to report principal photography has started on STAR TREK: SECTION 31,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman said in a press release. “We welcome our incredible cast of new characters as they join our beloved Michelle Yeoh on her next wild adventure across the ‘Trek’ universe.”

The film will follow Georgiou after she joins a secret division of Starfleet. She must protect the United Federation of Planets while facing the sins of her past.

The cast will also feature Omari Hardwick (“Power”), Kacey Rohl (“Hannibal”), Sam Richardson (“Ted Lasso”), Sven Ruygrok (“One Piece”), Robert Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”), Humberly Gonzalez (“Ginny & Georgia”) and James Hiroyuki Liao (“Barry”).

Yeoh posted about the start of production on her Instagram story, resharing a post from the film’s Instagram page.

A screenshot of Yeoh’s Instagram story

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