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Star Trek: Discovery: Additional Casting Revealed for Paramount+ Section 31 Spin-Off Movie – canceled + renewed TV shows, ratings

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Production has begun on Star Trek: Section 31. The film, a spin-off of the Star Trek: Discovery TV series on Paramount+, was announced in April 2023.

With the start of filming, several cast additions have been revealed. Omari Hardwick, Kacey Rohl, Sam Richardson, Sven Ruygrok, Robert Kazinsky, Humberly Gonzalez, and James Hiroyuki Liao are joining Michelle Yeoh in the film. The movie’s story follows Emperor Philippa Georgiou (Yeoh) as she works to protect the United Federation of Planets as part of a secret division within Starfleet.

Paramount+ revealed more about Section 31 in a press release.

Paramount+ today announced that production has begun in Toronto on STAR TREK: SECTION 31, an original movie event starring Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh. In STAR TREK: SECTION 31, Yeoh will reprise her fan-favorite role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou – a character she played in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s first season – who joins a secret division of Starfleet. Tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets, she also must face the sins of her past.

In addition, it was announced that Omari Hardwick (Power), Kacey Rohl (Hannibal), Emmy winner Sam Richardson (Ted Lasso), Sven Ruygrok (One Piece), Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Humberly Gonzalez (Ginny & Georgia) and James Hiroyuki Liao (Barry) have joined the cast of the original movie event.

“And we’re off to the races! Thrilled to report principal photography has started on STAR TREK: SECTION 31,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “We welcome our incredible cast of new characters as they join our beloved Michelle Yeoh on her next wild adventure across the ‘Trek’ universe.”

A premiere date for the Section 31 movie will be announced later.

A fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery was ordered in January 2022, and the ten episodes are expected to begin being released on Paramount+ in April.

What do you think? Have you enjoyed the Star Trek: Discovery TV series? Do you plan to watch the Section 31 movie?


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