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Michelle Yeoh becomes the first actor to be cast in Star Trek: Discovery

Actor Michelle Yeoh has become the first actor to come on board for the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery series.

tv Updated: Nov 25, 2016 09:22 IST
Star Trek: Discovery will arrive in 2017.
Star Trek: Discovery will arrive in 2017.

Actor Michelle Yeoh has become the first actor to come on board for the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery series.

Yeoh will play a ship’s captain in a recurring role, but reportedly not the show’s female lead — who is lieutenant on a starship called the Discovery, reported Deadline.

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actor will actually play a character named Han Bo and will be the leader of another ship named the Shenzhou. She will have a significant role in the show’s first season.

The new show will be set at least a decade before the original series, which followed the exploits of Captain Kirk. Star Trek: Discovery’s former showrunner Bryan Fuller has previously said he wanted to cast a woman of colour as the lead lieutenant character.

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