CBS All Access’ rapidly growing library of Star Trek shows might now include a spinoff of Discovery. It looks like Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh is talking about reprising her role as Captain Georgiou in a “stand-alone” All Access series. Apparently, this would be an extension of Georgiou’s story from Discovery season two. CBS has not commented on this yet.
If this happens the spinoff would be in line with CBS’ strategy. Between the Picard series, Short Treks, Below Decks and plans for other shows, the network no doubt wants a continuous stream of new Star Trek material to draw people to its streaming service. This is not written in stone. It could be that Yeoh’s availability might complicate matters. Between the potential for a Crazy Rich Asians sequel and a production deal with SK Global Entertainment, the star might not be able to take on a regular series in the near future.
However, given the lukewarm reception of Discovery, they may be oversaturating the Star Trek market. We will have to wait and see what happens. One thing is for sure. They are giving us a ton of Star Trek. Hopefully, it will be pretty good and fans will like it.
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