Star Trek: Discovery:ActressMichelle Yeoh has long been rumoured to be a part of the highly anticipated series – Star Trek: Discovery. Now we hear, she’ll be playing a “captain” in the show.The upcoming American television series following the crew of the USS Discovery whilst exploring a previously mentioned event from the history of Star Trek.
Star Trek: Discovery is created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access. It is set 10 years before the original Star Trek series, and it’s separate from the timeline of all feature films.
Star Trek: Discovery Release Date:
The television series is set to premiere on CBS in May 2017. And the first season consists of 13 episodes.
What is Michelle Yeoh playing?
As per Wikipedia, Michelle Yeoh has been cast as Han Bo, Captain of the USS Shenzhou. She’ll be a recurring character in the show andnot a member of the Discovery’s crew. As per io9.gizmodo,Yeoh will playa prominent role in the first season of the show.
Speaking of the main cast, as of now, we know there’s someone called “Number One”. She’ll be playing a lieutenant commander aboard the Discovery and will be a minority character. As per Business Standard,showrunner Bryan Fuller has previously said he wanted to cast a woman of colour as the lead lieutenant character.
Speaking of the main cast of Star Trek: Discovery, as of now, we know there’s someone called “Number One”. She’ll be playing a lieutenant commander aboard the Discovery and will be a minority character. Like the previous Star Trek series’ protagonist, the producers took the decision of making the character a starship captain “to see a character from a different perspective on the starship—one who has a different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context”. Additionally the decision to name her “Number One”was made in honour of the character of the same name portrayed by Majel Barrett in the original Star Trek pilot “The Cage”.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2?
Back in August 2016, Fuller had said:“once we get through this first season and establish our own Star Trek universe” and crew of characters, the series will look in a “second season to open up to more familiar characters and how they can feed into the [show]. First and foremost, I think we really want to convince you and establish the greatness of the [new] characters that are going to be introduced”. Seems like there’s much to expected from the upcoming Star Trek series.
Stay tuned for information and updates onStar Trek: Discovery.