Happy Thanksgiving geeks! If you’re getting in a little internet time before the feasting and football begins, we have a few little treats for you to enjoy.
First up is the first casting for the upcoming new Star Trek TV series, titled Star Trek: Discovery. It’s being reported that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh has been cast as a captain on the show. She won’t, however, be playing the main captain running the Discovery.
According to the reports, Yeoh is set to play a character named Han Bo. Yeoh’s character is the captain of a ship named Shenzhou, which is said to be a big part of the first season of the show.
Other titles Yeoh has appeared in include Memoirs of a Geisha, Sunshine, The Mummy: Tomb of Dragon Emperor, Kung Fu Panda 2, Strike Back, Netflix’s Crouching Tiger sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and Marco Polo, Mechanic: Resurrection, and Morgan.
Hannibal creator and American Gods co-creator Bryan Fuller is also a co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery and was set to be showrunner, but he was ultimately forced to depart the show after production delays including the premiere being pushed back from January 2017 to May 2017.
Much of the work Fuller did will still be used, and he’ll still be an executive producer. Showrunning duties were passed on to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.
Anticipation for Discovery has been a little bit mixed. Many are excited because it’s Trek back on television for the first time in 11 years, since Star Trek: Enterprise ended back in 2005. Many others are skeptical because it’s not actually going to be on TV. The pilot episode will air on CBS, like a normal TV series, but then CBS is counting on people paying $6 to $10 per month to watch the rest of the first season airing exclusively on their streaming service CBS All Access.
This is because CBS doesn’t feel a Star Trek TV series would succeed on the big boy channel, because science fiction doesn’t usually do so well on the broadcast channels. Of course not. If it’s not part of the black hole of endless cop, crime, medical, and reality shows, who has time for it?
You can find more on Star Trek: Discovery right here.
[Source: ComingSoon l Deadline]