I havent been keeping up with this one like I should…so many announcements I have missed. Each new one i read gets me that much more excited for the show. Its been a long time coming.
Here’s what we have so far…gathered from StarTrek.com and CBS news…
DougJones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet science officer and an alien species new to the Star Trek universe. He is a respected actor with a large following of sci-fi and horror fans as a result of his creature performances in the likes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Legion, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Strain.
Michelle Yeoh is set to play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet captain aboard the starship Shenzhou. She is an internationally known actress and action star whose many credits include Tomorrow Never Dies and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Anthony Rapp will beam aboard as Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet science officer on the starship Discovery. He is best known for his stage work in such Broadway productions as Rent, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and If/Then, and also counts among his films credits School Ties, A Beautiful Mind and Rent.
Sam Vartholomeos has landed the role of Ensign Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy assigned to the starship Shenzhou. His credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Following.
Maulik Pancholy is on board as Dr. Nambue, the Chief Medical Officer of the starship Shenzhou. Pancholy’s credits include Weeds, Hitch, 30 Rock, Phineas & Ferb, The Good Wife and Sanjay and Craig.
Terry Serpico will play Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking Starfleet official. Serpico’s films and television credits include 100 Centre Street, The Departed, Army Wives, Rescue Me, Sneaky Pete, Elementary and The Purge: Election Year.
James Frain will play Sarek, Spock’s father, on Star Trek: Discovery, it was announced today by CBS Television Studios, which also confirmed that production on Discovery will begin next week in Toronto. Sarek, a formidable Vulcan, is a beloved character who appeared throughout the Star Trek franchise, from The Original Series to several of the TOS features and from Star Trek: The Next Generation to Star Trek (2009).
“The Walking Dead” star Sonequa Martin-Green has been cast as the lead for the upcoming CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery.”
Martin-Green has starred on “The Walking Dead” as zombie apocalypse survivor Sasha since season three, and she will continue to be a part of the hit AMC series while also starring on “Star Trek: Discovery.”
Martin-Green won’t be the captain on “Discovery,” though, as she’ll instead be playing a character with the rank of lieutenant commander, former showrunner Bryan Fuller explained.
“We’ve seen six series from the captain’s point of view,” Fuller told reporters in August. “To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship — one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context.”