Star Trek should focus on a Mirror Universe series and not Section 31.
Star Trek is still developing a Section 31 series. We think. It’s kind of up in the air still, and there are going to be issues bringing Michelle Yeoh back to the series with all of her rising scheduling demands. She’s very in vogue right now and that’s going to make her someone with very limited time.
Since Section 31 is supposed to be her show, there’s really no point in doing it if she’s not a part of it. That doesn’t even factor in the idea that most fans hate the series’ concept. Section 31 was never supposed to be seen in a positive light. It’s not what Starfleet was supposed to be.
Fans seem to be split on whether a show like this has merit. That’s why it’s best to just cut bait on the idea before you sink too much money into it, and invest it in something else. Like a series in the Mirror Universe.
A Mirror Universe series would be an amazing idea
A series that surrounded a resistance group, battling the Terran Empire’s Starfleet would be a riveting idea. Set it just before the events of the Original Series, so you can do a crossover with Strange New Worlds, or around the time period of Star Trek: Picard, so you can do some “mirror-universe episodes” from the other perspective, utilizing Star Trek icons to help give those episodes more weight.
The crew would be all original and new characters and set in a different part of the greater Star Trek universe where there would be minimal worries about things like canon.
Focusing on a new set of characters would give the show a fresh feel, and with a whole new world to explore, it gives fans who are new to the franchise a chance to jump in and get started with the rest of the crew.
Not only that, but you can flip the perspective of the typical Star Trek morality challenge. We know it’s easier to be altruistic and noble when you have the resources, but what happens when you don’t? The idea of doing the standard Star Trek story but from a different perspective opens up a wide variety of opportunities to explore.
It sure would be a lot more interesting than Section 31, in my opinion anyway.