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Michelle Yeoh joins the cast of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Martial arts actress Yeoh is reportedly on board for the new Star Trek series, but will she be cast as the lead female character?

Fingers crossed martial arts star Michelle Yeoh has plenty of fighting scenes in "Star Trek: Discovery."
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When "Star Trek: Discovery" debuts on All Access, CBS' premium streaming service, martial arts actress Michelle Yeoh will be on the bridge. (Disclosure: CBS is the parent company of CNET and TV Guide.)

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" director and "Star Trek: Discovery" consulting producer Nicholas Meyer announced Wednesday that Yeoh is on board for the upcoming series.

"I know Michelle Yeoh is in it," Meyer told Coming Soon.

While Yeoh's role is currently unconfirmed, but here's hoping that it's the series' lead character -- a female Lieutenant Commander.

"We're going deep into something that was for me always very tantalizing, and [we're telling] that story through a character who is on a journey that is going to teach her how to get along with others in the galaxy," series creator Bryan Fuller told reporters in August during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "For her to truly understand something that is alien, she has to first understand herself."

Yeoh is best known for her film roles in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and it's sequel "Sword of Destiny," as well as "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Reign of Assassins" and her recurring role in the TV series "Marco Polo."