Star Trek: Discovery Section 31 Spinoff Receives Encouraging Update

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A few years ago, it was announced that a Star Trek: Discovery spinoff series centering on Section 31 top-secret division of Starfleet led by Michelle Yeoh's mirror version of Philippa Georgiou is in the works. However, since then, we haven't heard any updates about its development.

Yeoh has also become one of the busiest actresses today in Hollywood as we've seen her get involved in several films such as Everything Everywhere All at Once, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the upcoming Avatar films, and recently the Netflix series The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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Considering that the actress has been very busy and we haven't heard any significant updates about the spinoff project, there have been questions about whether it will still happen at all and you can also add to the fact that Paramount+ has also been working on other Star Trek projects aside from this.

A recent report from TVLine gave an update on the spinoff project where they cited a recent comment from Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, who told the outlet that the conversations are still ongoing for the spinoff. "It’s still in development," she assured.

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However, they didn't provide more details beyond that. At the very least, fans can still count on the spinoff will still happen at some point if they move past the development stage and we can still look forward to seeing Yeoh have her own Star Trek show.

We can also add to the fact that Yeoh exited the series near the end of the third season which seemingly sets up the path for the Section 31 spinoff so we do know that the producers were keeping that in mind.

It would be interesting to see if they'll actually end up doing the series in the future. With Yeoh being considered one of the frontrunners to win Best Actress at the Oscars, she will surely become busier in the coming months and years so Paramount+ might also have to consider fast-tracking the project while they can.

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The first four seasons of Star Trek: Discovery is streaming on Paramount+.