Apr 26, 2018 11:04 PM EST

S.J. Clarkson First Female to be Chosen to Helm Star Trek Franchise Film

S.J. Clarkson First Female to be Chosen to Helm Star Trek Franchise Film
S.J. Clarkson has been chosen to direct the next installment of the Star Trek films, making her the first female to direct on the iconic sci-fi franchise.

Clarkson is best known for her work on Dexter, Bates Motel, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and Defenders.

The newer set of Star Trek films has grossed over $1 billion at the box office beginning with 2009's Star Trek, followed by Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto will reprise their roles as well as Chris Hemsworth, who played Pine's father.

The screenplay was written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay with J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber producing through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Media will executive produce.

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