‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds 3 More Cast Members
As Star Trek: Discovery gears up to go where no one has gone before, we have news of 3 more actors who will be making the journey.
First up is Terry Serpico who we’ve recently seen in the brilliant Sneaky Pete, and other roles include Rescue Me & Army Wives, will play a high-ranking official of Starfleet called ‘Admiral Anderson’.
Next is Maulik Pancholy, who you may know from as Jonathan in 30 Rock or Sanjay in Weeds, is playing Dr. Nambue, the Chief Medical Officer of the Starship Shenzhou, which is under the captaincy of Han Bo, played by Crouching Tiger’s Michelle Yeoh.
Lastly is Sam Vartholomeos (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Following), who is taking on the part of Ensign Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy who is also assigned to the Starship Shenzhou.
This new series of Star Trek not only marks the franchise’s return to tv, but also it’s return to the ‘prime’ universe, as opposed to JJ Abrams rebooted film universe. Things have not been plain sailing getting the show into orbit, as original showrunner Bryan Fuller was forced to leave the project due to his commitments on American Gods. The show was original slated for Jan 2017, then bumped to May 2017, then, apparently, bumped again till later in the year. However, part of me is glad they’re taking it slow, and giving the team behind the project time to craft the best show they can.
The cast will be led by The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green as a Lieutenant Commander, ‘with caveats’ (whatever that means) on the USS Discovery. Other cast includes James Frain, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp.
No news on exactly when Star Trek: Discovery will now launch, but we’re expect it by Autumn 2017, if not before.