Star Trek’s George Takei is boldly charting new territory with his next project: a graphic novel about his life. While Takei is most famous for playing Hikaru Sulu, the New York Times reports that the graphic novel will mostly center around his harrowing experience living in a government-internment camp during World War II. Takei, who was only 5 years old when he and his family were confined, has spoken openly about the experience many times before. Takei explained in a statement that discussing the internment of Japanese Americans is a part of a personal “ongoing mission of spreading awareness of this disgraceful chapter of American history.”
Takei previously starred in the 2015 Broadway musical Allegiance, which was also based on his story. The graphic novel will reportedly be more child-friendly and is set to be released in 2018.