The Michelle Yeoh-led Star Trek: Section 31 has had little rumblings about its future.
The folks over at ViacomCBS have already announced Star Trek: Section 31 was in development but a series of events have seemingly delayed the show. One of which was the pandemic, while others include a full slate of shows already being streamed. With five Star Trek series expected to be airing by the end of the year, it’s hard to argue there needs to be even more. So the Michelle Yeoh-led Star Trek: Section 31 remains in limbo.
Cue an interview that Digital Insider conducted with Shazad Latif of Star Trek: Discovery. Latif said during the interview that there have been “slight rumblings” about the future of the series. He continued on to say, however, that he has no idea about the future of the show, ultimately.
"It’s just been slight yeses, slight questions, but I’ve no idea. I think it’s down to people’s schedules."
The future of the show may be very much in doubt.
The pandemic caused a lot of issues in the entertainment industry. Projects got cancelled due to budget issues, shows that were expected to get renewed were canceled for similar issues. Entire things had to be re-worked due to the pandemic. The odds that Section 31 is a victim of the pandemic, even if its fate isn’t truly known for another year or two, is a very real possibility.
With Yeoh being so heavily in demand these days, it’s very possible that the window to get her in and start the series may have already passed. Since the show is so built around her, it’s hard to imagine the series happening if Yeoh isn’t attached.
There’s also the possibility that by the time ViacomCBS is ready to start a new Star Trek series in earnest, that a new project becomes the soup de jour, and Section 31 gets put on the back burner due to a new idea.
There’s also the chance that the upcoming new Star Trek film series that is being developed may affect the show. There are so many variables that could happen it’s hard to know for sure what the future of the series looks like.