CBS has announced the first casting news for its upcoming new Star Trek TV show, Discovery. Michelle Yeoh has been cast as Captain Han Bo of the USS Shenzhou.
Yeoh is best-known for her roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Tomorrow Never Dies, as well as Memoirs of a Geisha, Sunshine, Reign of Assassins and the TV show Marco Polo. Her character will not be the captain of the USS Discovery itself, but rather another ship that plays a key role in the 13-part serialised story. It sounds like she may be a recurring character rather than a regular.
CBS have yet to announce any other casting information for the series.
Star Trek: Discovery will launch on CBS in the United States, SPACE in Canada and Netflix in most other territories. It will debut in May 2017.