Yes, Michelle Yeoh WILL play a captain in Star Trek: Discovery…
by Doc on Nov.26, 2016, under Television
…but not what you were thinking. Deadline reports that as rumored Michelle Yeoh, the martial arts action star from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Tomorrow Never Dies, has been cast as a captain in the upcoming CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery, but NOT as the captain of the Discovery itself. It appears that Yeoh will play Captain Han Bo of the Shenzhou, but will still figure prominently in the first season.
This is the first casting announcement, which is puzzling since the series is set to debut in May, and was already pushed back from January.