Star Trek fans have been hoping for a Section 31 series for years. The show was in the works up until 2020, and while it hadn’t moved past the planning stages, would’ve seen Michelle Yeoh return to the franchise as the lead. The idea of the show is that Yeoh would reprise her role as Philippa Georgiou.
Alex Kurtzman was very adamant about doing the series and even teased last year that the show would surprise fans of Star Trek.
Yet, the pandemic that has shuttered and paused so much of the world may have caused some serious disruptions. Maybe, series-ending disruptions. When talking to the Hollywood Reporter, series producer Akiva Goldsman expressed uncertainty about the much-hyped series.
"And is the Section 31 spinoff still happening?I don’t know. I believe so. Alex has a plan. You know, Picard wasn’t supposed to be a series. It was just a one-off scene in a Short Trek. He wasn’t even going to be played by Patrick Stewart. They were going to have a young Picard at the end of a short we were making up. Then Alex was like, “What if it was Patrick Stewart? … What if it wasn’t one scene?” Alex has a plan, and it’s pretty cool."
The fact is that Star Trek is at their limit of shows and has already let it be known that Section 31 wouldn’t happen until one of the many other Star Trek shows has ended. That’s a pretty strong sign that Section 31 is in limbo at the moment.
Not only is Section 31 in limbo but Picard’s third season is also lingering in uncertainty. That series was supposed to film the second and third seasons back to back but it was recently revealed that there are no plans to film the third season after the second season has been filmed. Though, that could always change.
Who knows what’s going to happen now thanks to the pandemic but it does exist a possibility that Section 31 is on ice for the time being.