There is little doubt that Trekkies are quite content right now since we got some awesome updates on Star Trek shows. However, there is one particular series that seems to be up in the air. It has been a long time since we heard anything about the Star Trek: Discovery spin-off focusing on Section 31. Luckily, we could be getting some good news very soon!
The Section 31 series was teased during Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 but there haven't been any official updates about the spin-off since then. So is it still happening? Nicole Clemens, Paramount+'s president of original scripted series, has confirmed that Section 31 is still in development.
Although that doesn't sound like much, Clemens also pointed out that "there will be more news on [Section 31] soon."
It's a small update but it's certainly a more promising one considering that the stars who are expected to appear in the series had previously stated they haven't received news about the spin-off. Star Trek: Discovery actor Shazad Latif had revealed that "it's just been slight yeses" and "slight questions" but he has "no idea" and believes "it's down to people's schedules."
Shazad Latif played Ash Tyler in Star Trek: Discovery and the character is expected to join Michelle Yeoh's Philippa Georgiou in the spin-off. The last we heard about the project was from executive producer Alex Kurtzman who said that the series was put on hold due to the pandemic.
"We were on a very specific schedule that then got thrown completely into whack because of COVID," Kurtzman said. "Even Discovery season four started many months later than originally planned, Picard too. Everything got pushed… So we're actually on a great track with Section 31 and I'm very optimistic about it."
For now, there are no solid updates on Star Trek's Section 31 series. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.