S.J. Clarkson Becomes the First Female Director in 'Star Trek' Franchise’s History

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S.J. Clarkon will direct Star Trek 4. 

The British female director, whose credits include Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black, Dexter and Bates Motel, will helm the next movie in the Star Trek film franchise, Variety reports -- becoming the first woman to do so. 

Paramount Pictures announced the next Star Trek movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, revealing that the film will center on Chris Hemsworth's character, George Kirk (Captain Kirk's father).

Zachary Quinto is set to return as Spock, while Variety reports the key plot point sees Chris Pine's Captain Kirk running into his father in a time travel ploy. The studio is also developing another Star Trek film with J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino, to come after the fourth movie. 

The Star Trek franchise continues to expand, as season two of Star Trek: Discovery begins filming. See more on the CBS All Access series in the video below. 

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