The currently-untitled Star Trek: Discovery spin-off focusing on shadowy intelligence organisation Section 31 was announced in January 2019 to coincide with the premiere of Discovery’s second season. The series will star Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou as she works as an agent of Section 31.
Georgiou left Discovery toward the end of Season 3, setting the stage for the show in suitably mysterious fashion! Though Strange New Worlds stole the Section 31 series’ thunder, at least somewhat, there is potential for an interesting spy thriller.
Unfortunately it seems as though the Section 31 series is stuck in “development hell” – if it hasn’t been cancelled outright. There has been no news for a couple of years, and some comments made by actors and those on the production side of Star Trek have implied that the show may not be going ahead after all. However, it may yet be granted a reprieve – so watch this space.
Season 1 Buildup:
“We haven’t heard much direct news about the planned series, and some of the indirect news we’ve been hearing out of the production side of Star Trek now officially has me worried for the show’s prospects…”
“In terms of theories, The Sanctuary gave us a lot – certainly the most movement we’ve seen in several weeks. There are two theories being retired, two more being debunked, three brand-new ones, and several significant advancements…”
Season 1 Episode Reviews:
Coming 2022? 2023? Let’s just say “coming soon!”