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Michelle Yeoh to play captain in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

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Actress Michelle Yeoh has become the first actor to come on board for the highly anticipated "Star Trek: Discovery" series.

Yeoh will play a ship's captain in a recurring role, but reportedly not the show's female lead - who is lieutenant on a starship called the Discovery, reported Deadline.

The "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" actress will actually play a character named Han Bo and will be the leader of another ship named the Shenzhou. She will have a significant role in the show's first season.

The new show will be set at least a decade before the original series, which followed the exploits of Captain Kirk.

"Star Trek: Discovery's" former showrunner Bryan Fuller has previously said he wanted to cast a woman of color as the lead lieutenant character.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 08:02 IST