Michelle Yeoh to lead the cast of new Star Trek series

30th Nov 16 | Entertainment News

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh has been cast as the latest Star Trek leader in a new TV series.

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The actress will portray Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou, in new sci-fi drama Star Trek: Discovery.

Pan's Labyrinth star Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp have also jumped aboard the latest Star Trek spin-off.

The series was initially set to debut in January (17), but TV bosses stalled the launch to give the project's creative team time to perfect storylines and characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Star Trek: Discovery will now hit TV screens in America in May (17).

A press release about the new show reads: "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 first appeared on TV in September, 1966.

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