Star Trek Discovery hasn’t exactly had the easiest time getting off the ground. CBS’ upcoming series recently lost showrunner Bryan Fuller, and the project has been hit with a couple of delays. Still, we’re holding out hope for a satisfying return to television for the beloved property and today, we’ve got some promising news.
In an interview with Coming Soon, Star Trek scribe Nicholas Meyer revealed that Michelle Yeoh will have a prominent role in Discovery. No word yet on who the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star might be playing, but speculation points to it being a lead character referred to as “Number One,” who’s said to be “a female, human, non-captain Starfleet officer.”[wgtc_youtube video_id=”KU8GTz1Okkg”]
Set some 10 years before Captain James T. Kirk ventures out on his five-year mission in the original series, we’ve head that older characters from the original Star Trek could make an appearance in Discovery. Not only that, but the show will be rooted in the Prime universe, too, offering a change of pace from Paramount’s live-action movies, which take place in the Kelvin universe.
Those details aside, we still don’t know a whole lot about what CBS has planned for this new Star Trek, but with interest in the rebooted film series quickly dwindling thanks to two mediocre entries in the form of Beyond and Into Darkness (though the former was admittedly a huge improvement), hopefully Discover will be the shot in the arm that the franchise needs right now.
Star Trek Discovery will premiere in May 2017 on CBS All Access. Tell us, are you happy to see Michelle Yeoh board the project? And are you still excited for it to arrive, despite the setbacks and delays? Sound off in the usual place and let us know.