Just before Thanksgiving, word spread that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh would appear as a starship captain in Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming series from CBS All Access. It all started with writer Nicholas Meyer (whose dog you really should follow on Twitter).
Today I’m thankful to live with such a great dad, even if he did let the CAT out of the bag re: Michelle.
You’ll love what’s coming next! pic.twitter.com/xO27FN5Yrx
— Stella Star Trek Dog (@StarTrekDog) November 24, 2016
— Stella Star Trek Dog (@StarTrekDog) November 23, 2016
It’s the first bit of casting intel we’ve had for Discovery, which has already been pushed back several months and lost its devoted (and fan-favorite) showrunner to other duties.
Discovery is to feature a female lead who is not the ship’s captain, but rather a lieutenant commander.