EXCLUSIVE: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Cast Spill Secrets From the Set: 'We're Taking It As Far as It Can Go'
By Jennifer Drysdale
Star Trek: Discovery is the seventh Star Trek series, but the cast is experiencing a lot of firsts.
For the first time ever, the series will center on a first officer rather than a captain -- and that first officer is an African American woman.
"I am first officer Michael Burnham," star Sonequa Martin-Green told ET's Keltie Knight during a visit to the Toronto set last month. "I'm serving under Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), who is a woman of color as well."
"For the first time we're seeing a female captain with a female first officer and they are both women of color," she continued. "We see how a woman can lead and how powerful that can be... I think that's very important to see."