Release Dates:  September 24, 2017 (Season 1),
January 17, 2019 (Season 2)
Production Companies:  CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout, Roddenberry Entertainment
Executive Producers:  Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth
Producers:  Aaron Baiers, Kevin Lafferty, Ted Sullivan
Directors:  Vincenzo Natali, David Semel, Adam Kane
Screenplay:  Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman, Gene Roddenberry
Cinematography:  Guillermo Navarro, Colin Hoult
Category:  Drama, Sci-Fi
"Star Trek," one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network's digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
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Michelle Yeoh will return as Captain/Emperor Georgiou, who is now an operative for Section 31: the Federation's clandestine black-ops branch. ("Don't you bow?" Yeoh asked, as Romijn introduced her.) Yeoh is thrilled about getting the chance to play a character who's a very different from both the straight-laced captain and the power-hungry emperor.
"[Secton 31 Georgiou is] manipulative, devious, sexy. We're in leather all the time," said Yeoh. "I'm loving every minute of it... I have a lot more fun playing this character. She's not a monster. There's a deep seed of humanity inside her."
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 images and teaser poster
Star Trek: Discovery panel during the New York Comic Con, October 6
Deadline: Based on the way the first season of Discovery ended, is there a Trek series with Michelle Yeoh in the works?
Julie McNamara (programming chief for All Access): We've really talked about virtually all of the characters who popped in Discovery as potential spin-off shows. It's obviously very much driven by our conversations with Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout and the other creators involved. I wouldn't say at this point that we are actively pursuing a Michelle Yeoh series but it has been discussed.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 will be coming early 2019.
2018 Saturn Awards result: Best New Media Television Series (won), Best Actress on Television - Sonequa Martin-Green (won),
Best Actor on Television - Jason Isaacs (nominated),
Best Supporting Actor on Television - Doug Jones (nominated),
Best Guest Performance in a Television Series - Michelle Yeoh (nominated)
(06/06/18)"That blade through the heart -when you die for a scene, it's interesting how much research has to go into it," says Yeoh. "I always have to weigh, 'Do I die with my eyes open or shut?' It's so beautiful when you see the last minute of breath, and the eyes glaze over -but it's difficult not to flicker. The actor above me had this mask on, and there was a lot of [sweat and saliva] coming out of the holes, and when he tipped his head, it all came gushing out. Thank God there was a rehearsal first."   -- Michelle Yeoh on Capt. Philippa Georgiou's death scene
At the 5th Annual Vulture Festival at Milk Studios in New York City, May 20th. ("Getty Images" photos. See News for more photos from the event)
(1) (L-R) Gretchen J. Berg, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Mary Wiseman, and Mary Chieffo speak onstage during "Star Trek Discovery: The Future is Definitely Female" on Day Two of the Vulture Festival presented by AT&T
Season 1 Finale bonus scene shown during the Discovery: Visionaries panel at WonderCon: Mirror Georgiou receives a surprise invitation from Leland to join a mysterious organization.
(03/15/18)Star Trek Discovery received 5 nominations at the 44th Saturn Awards: Best New Media TV Series, Best TV Actress (Sonequa Martin-Green), Best TV Actor (Jason Isaacs), Best Supporting TV Actor (Doug Jones), and Best TV Guest Star (Michelle Yeoh).
The winners will be announced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in June.
(02/19/18) Will Michelle's Georgiou be back for the next season?       "You won't find a single person on our writing staff or on our production who isn't a massive fan of Michelle Yeoh -- we adore her," showrunners Gretchen J. Berg told the Hollywood Reporter. "We want her coming back just as much as everybody watching the show does, so I would say keep watching."
(1) Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh, left) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in a transporter room
(2) Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca on the Discovery's bridge
(06/20/17) - Entertainment Weekly: Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green breaks her silence
"I'm the first officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou that is captained by Captain Philippa Georgiou, who is played by the amazing Michelle Yeoh," she says. "I have an inner war and it's a journey of self discovery and finding out what it means to be alive, to be human, to be a Starfleet officer, what it means to be a hero."
According to producer Alex Kurtzman, they're currently shooting Episode 5 out of a total 15 for the first season.
More film photos and the new poster.
(1) Michelle as Captain Georgiou & Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Burnham on location in Jordan
(2) on the bridge (R to L) Michelle, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Doug Jones
(3) Chris Obi as Klingon T'Kuvma
CBS announced today that the episode order has been expanded to 15 episodes for season one. The first episode will premiere on the linear CBS channel this fall with all subsequent episodes streaming exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will be set 10 years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise. Principal filming started in January in Toronto and it is expected to last until October.
Star Trek: Discovery first official image: Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham. The scene was shot in Jordan in early March.
More photos from Toronto:
(left) Michelle with co-stars Doug Jones and Sam Vartholomeos
(right) Michelle with writer & supervising producer Ted Sullivan
Some leaked photos from Toronto. In first photo (L to R): Jason Issacs (USS Discovery Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (USS Shenzhou Captain Georgiu), Chris Obi (Klingon T'Kuvma), Sonequa Martin-Green (USS Discovery Lieutenant Commander Rainsford) and her husband Kenric Martin-Green, Doug Jones (USS Discovery Science Officer Saru), James Frain (Spock's father Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Klingon Commanding Officer Kol).
After taking a break, Michelle has returned to the Toronto set.
(1-3) welcome plates to cast & crew members, shared by Michelle Yeoh, Chris Obi, Aaron Baiers
(4) actress Michelle Yeoh with some of the writing staff for Star Trek: Discovery in Los Angeles in January
The principal filming of Star Trek: Discovery will officially begin next week, but the series is no longer aiming to premiere in May.
"Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created. This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it's best for the show. We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows." said a CBS statement.
"Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers."
"I will not give you one detail about the show other than to tell you that I think that Michelle gets to play a part that has so many dimensions to it and is so perfect for where we want to go over the course of the season and maybe even beyond," said Kurtzman of Yeoh's role as Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.
Michelle will play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.
Michelle became the first cast member revealed for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.
Executive produced by Bryan Fuller, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman, Star Trek: Discovery will start filming soon and the series is scheduled to premiere on the CBS Television network in May 2017. Season one will consist of 13 episodes which will be available exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S. and on Netflix globally (aside from North America).
Star Trek: Discovery will be the seventh "Trek" series. The Original Star Trek Series debuted 50 years ago (1966).