Following Tuesday’s rumor of Michelle Yeoh being cast in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series, it is now being reported that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress will play a Starfleet Captain.
It should be noted that Yeoh’s character will captain the Starship Shenzhou and not the show’s featured ship, the Discovery.
This marks the first official cast member of the series, which is now scheduled to premiere in May.
Bryan Fuller, who was originally announced as Discovery showrunner, has since stepped down but will act as a producer on the new series.
The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere with a broadcast TV special on CBS in May. That episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the U.S. on the video streaming service CBS All Access.
Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry have also been announced as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) and Kirsten Beyer serving as a writers and consulting producers.