Just a few hours later Crazy Rich Asian won the Best Comedy Award at the Critics' Choice Awards last night, Michelle Yeoh scored another win with a Star Trek series of her own.
As Deadline reported in November, CBS All Access put a Star Trek Discovery spinoff in development with the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actor.
Set to return to the second season of January 17 launch of the campaign led by Sonequa Martin-Green Discovery like Captain Philippa Georgiou, the Yeoh series is in the early stages, I heard. At present, with Yeoh probably planned to be also a part of the future Discovery seasons, the new Trekverse addition from co-EP Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt is shaping up to be a set
"Michelle broke roofs, broke boundaries and surprised us with her grace and seriousness for decades" Star Trek EP and former chief of expansion, Alex Kurtzman, said in a statement today. "As a human, I love her. As an actor, I bow to you, "he added. "Erika and Boey are remarkable and exciting writers who bring a new perspective to the world Star Trekand we are all excited to explore the next wild chapter of Captain Philippa Georgiou's life. "
The last spinoff is focused on the continuation of Yeoh's work Discovery Season 2 of Adventures in Division 31 of Starfleet. The semi-secret and autonomous organization is part of the Trek wisdom since it was first introduced in the 1990s in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Series.
Artists International Group representative Yeoh made no secret that he was in the stratosphere about the official announcement on Monday of the series produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
"I'm very excited to continue telling these rich stories of & # 39; Star Trek," said the actor. "Being part of this universe and this character specifically has been a joy for me to play. I can not wait to see where everything is going – surely I believe it goes "where no woman has ever been before!"
Like Yeoh's spinoff, CBS All Access has the Picard series, led by Patrick Stewart, on deck. There is also the half-hour animated adult comedy series announced in October 2017 Star Trek: Under the Deckit's already airy Star Trek: Short Walks. "My goal is that there must be something Star Trek all the time at All Access," CBS TV Studios boss David Stapf told the Deadline in August last year.
It seems like this mission is about to succeed.