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. The show is currently in pre-production, and while a 2021 date was originally suggested, I see no indication at present that we’ll see it this year. But you never know!
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…”
“Section 31 was announced too early. If CBS had waited to see how Discovery’s second season was received, then the obvious choice by far for a spin-off was an Anson Mount-led series, which would probably be set on the Enterprise. That would be the fan favourite choice for a 23rd Century spin-off at the moment.”
Season 1 Episode Reviews:
Coming 2022? 2023? Let’s just say “coming soon!”