Michelle Yeoh is the first star to be cast in the new TV show Star Trek: Discovery.
It is being developed by CBS All Access and is the first series developed for the streaming service.
The story of Discovery
is set 10 years before the events of the original 1966 series and is separate from the timeline of the feature films. Discovery
explores a previously mentioned event from the history of Star Trek
while following the crew of the USS Discovery.
Michelle Yeoh stars as the series' lead character, Number One. She serves as lieutenant commander aboard the Discovery. The decision to make her the lieutenant commander instead of the starship captain, like previous Star Trek
series' protagonists, was made "to see a character from a different perspective on the starship". She will be referred to as 'Number One' in the series and her name will be ultimately revealed before the end of the first season.
Stark Trek: Discovery
is expected to premiere in May 2017.