Alex Kurtzman Gives an Update on Michelle Yeoh’s Star Trek Spinoff

Paramount+ subscribers already have a pretty decent selection of Star Trek programming at their fingertips. But just like the best Starfleet officers, the franchise is heading in bold new directions. One of the most exciting projects in the works is Section 31, with Michelle Yeoh rumored to reprise her Star Trek: Discovery role as Philippa Georgiou. It’s been a while since we heard anything about the spinoff. But according to executive producer Alex Kurtzman, there’s still hope for Georgiou’s return.

Kurtzman recently discussed all things Trek during an appearance on Deadline’s Hero Nation podcast (via SYFY Wire). He confessed that it’s hard to keep track of all the new shows that are currently in development. But when asked about Section 31, Kurtzman insisted that the series is still in the cards (though he couldn’t share any more than that).

“We’re in a very exciting place,” said Kurtzman. “I can’t tell you anything yet, but it’s still very much alive.”

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News of the Yeoh-led spinoff first made the rounds back in late 2018, so fans have been waiting a long time for the series to get made. The show’s title refers to the clandestine organization tasked with keeping the Federation safe. And this often means bending some of its rules. Earlier this year, Akiva Goldsman cast doubt on the series in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Regardless, Kurtzman went on to explain that the COVID-19 pandemic messed with everyone’s schedules.

“It certainly threw all of our plans into a blender, but I think everybody pivoted beautifully and everybody kept going as soon as we could,” added Kurtzman. “I think we’re very much on track now.”

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