Exclusive: CBS All Access Spin-Off Series ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ Will Begin Filming May 4th in Mississauga, Canada
The GWW has learned that the CBS All Access series ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ will begin production on May 4th in Canada. The show will be filming in CBS Stages, located in Mississauga, Ontario.
In this ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ spin-off, Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role of Philippa Georgiou, and the series will focus on her adventures as a member of Starfleet’s Section 31 division. ‘Discovery’ and ‘Short Treks’ writers Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt will serve as co-showrunners. They also wrote the pilot.
Producer Alex Kurtzman gave a comment regarding the show last year:
“It occupies an area of the ‘Trek’ universe that’s never really been explored geographically. It has a new mythology to it, which is very interesting. And it puts Michelle’s character to the test in a lot of ways that ‘Discovery’ can’t. In some ways it will be her ‘Unforgiven,’ I would say.”
Moreover, production on the series was supposed to begin earlier, but it got pushed back to allow Michelle Yeoh time to film the Marvel Studios film ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.’ Yes, Yeoh will in fact be appearing in ‘Shang-Chi,’ likely in a new role, like Gemma Chan in ‘Eternals.’ Filming is set to go from January to May this year, with a release date of February 12, 2021. Yeoh will join actors Simu Liu, Tony Leung, and Awkwafina.
Meanwhile, there is no release date for ‘Section 31’ as of now. But, it will likely premiere after the third season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.