Premiere Of Netflix's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny" - ArrivalsThe USS Discovery is no longer unmanned. Nicholas Meyer has let slip the name of the first "Star Trek: Discovery" cast member: Michelle Yeoh.

"I know Michelle Yeoh is in it," Meyer, a consulting producer on the series and director of two Stark Trek films, told

He kept the specifics of the actress' "Discovery" role under wraps, but there's speculation that Yeoh will be the series' lead. She'd certainly be a good choice. Yeoh has shown what she can do in a number of films, including the Academy Award-winning movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and its recent sequel, "Sword of Destiny." It's easy to imagine her as a lieutenant commander, keeping crew members in line.

Much still isn't known about "Discovery" -- certainly not as much as Trekkies would like -- so Yeoh's casting is especially welcome news. The series is set to premiere in May 2017 on CBS, with all episodes later becoming available exclusively on the network's streaming service, CBS All Access.

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Star Trek: Discovery
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