Updating a report we made earlier, we now know that actress Michelle Yeoh has been cast as a character named Han Bo, captain of the U.S.S. Shenzhou, on the forthcoming ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ TV series.
After the initial announcement was made by ‘Discovery’ creative team member Nicholas Meyer about Yeoh’s casting, multiple behind-the-scenes sources have confirmed to Deadline that she will portray the captain of a Starfleet vessel, one which will “play a big role in ‘Discovery’s’ first season.’
When recently asked about the casting rumors, Yeoh responded thusly:
“Well, I think CBS will make their own announcement. But we all grew up with the Star Trek generation, so of course I’m a big fan.”
A cryptic response, to be sure, but one made presumably under the guise of a person who has signed a non-disclosure agreement. When asked for a comment on the casting particulars, a representative from CBS TV declined to comment.
Yeoh is most familiar to American audiences from her starring turn in the 2000 film ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and in the 1997 James Bond film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies.’ She was chosen by People Magazine in 1997 as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” and was again honored by People in 2009 as the only Asian actress listed in their “35 All-Time Screen Beauties.”
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is currently slated to premiere on CBS before moving to the online-only streaming service CBS All Access in May 2017.
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