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Bo Yeon Kim (born 11 June) is a South Korean writer and producer. According to Kim herself, "Bo Yeon" (spelled "보연" in Korean) is her full first name (Koreans don't have middle names). In an attempt to clarify this, Kim used to hyphenate the two parts of her first name when she was younger, though she eventually found this was problematic when filling out paperwork. Also, the second part of her first name is pronounced "Yawn", and a nickname she has had since middle school is "Boey". [1]

Kim worked on the first season of Star Trek: Discovery as an executive story editor, the second season as co-producer, and the third season as supervising producer. She and her writing partner, Erika Lippoldt, wrote the episodes "Into the Forest I Go", "The Sound of Thunder", "Through the Valley of Shadows", and "People of Earth" together. The two also collaborated on the Star Trek: Short Treks episode "The Brightest Star".

In January 2019, it was announced that a Discovery spinoff series was being developed which would star Michelle Yeoh, for which Kim and Lippoldt would be co-executive producers and showrunners.


Kim had an international upbringing in five different countries – Portugal, Brazil, Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan – and graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and TV.

Prior to Discovery, she was a staff writer and story editor on the television series Reign between 2015 and 2017, for which she also wrote two episodes.

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