By the end of 2020, Trekkies will have gotten three distinct Star Trek series: Picard, Lower Decks, and Discovery Season 3. It’s unclear if the Covid-19 pandemic will allow any new Trek shows to be completed for a 2021 release, but if Strange New Worlds films in early 2021, it’s feasible it could come out next year. Plus, we know most of Picard Season 2 is already written.
But the one Trek spin-off that hasn’t been mentioned in a while is the Michelle Yeoh spin-off, Section 31, which presumably focuses on Georgiou working for Section 31 after the events of Discovery Season 3. Recently, Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman dropped a few hints about the setting of Section 31, and it sounds like this Trek series won’t actually be what anyone expected. Here’s what Kurtzman hinted at and what it might mean.
As reported by TrekMovie, during a Variety Streaming Room Q&A, Alex Kurtzman dropped a huge hint about the Section 31 show. Here’s what he said:
“I’m really excited about where it’s going. And I can’t wait to see Michelle in that part. And I think people are going to be very surprised about the world that it occupies. We’ve seen stuff online where people have guessed certain things, but some they are nowhere even near guessing. So that’s that’s pretty fun.”
Obviously, the big scoop here is that Kurtzman is saying the setting of Section 31 will make Trekkies “surprised.” So, what could that mean? For one thing, this almost certainly means that Georgiou (Yeoh) will not be staying in the 32nd Century by the end of Discovery Season 3. Either that or something in the Section 31 series will pull her into a different setting. But what could that mean? Here are some theories.