Finally, a casting announcement for Star Trek: Discovery! Discovery’s writer/producer Nicholas Meyer exclusively told ComingSoon.net that Michelle Yeoh is on board for the new Star Trek series, although he gave no clues as to her role. Perhaps she is the female lead we have been hearing about and speculating about for months? Discovery is set to focus on a female lieutenant commander, but it is uncertain whether Yeoh will fill that position or not.
Meyer’s quote on the subject is very brief, as he notes “Michelle Yeoh is in it,” when asked about casting for Discovery at a recent, unrelated interview on his 1979 series Time After Time. No other information was given and CBS has yet to issue a formal press release. This has not stopped the wild speculation among fans. Perhaps she is the series captain, who former Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller described as a woman of color. Fuller has since stepped down as showrunner (EXTREME SADNESS) but will remain attached to Discovery on a producer basis. Yeoh is most famous for her leading role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and in the James Bond outing Tomorrow Never Dies. She is also currently a recurring character on Netflix original series Marco Polo. CBS is set to debut Star Trek: Discovery in May 2017, first on the network and then on their exclusive streaming platform, CBS All Access.
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