CBS is set to reintroduce the world of Star Trek to the small screen for the first time in 12 years with Star Trek: Discovery.
The show will focus on the trials and adventures of the crew aboard the USS Discovery, in an exciting and never before seen story. While the plot isn’t exactly as clear as can be, it’s clear that some actors have been cast as Klingons, and now CBS has confirmed a few more actors that will take part in the new series, but in some less villainous roles.
First up we have Terry Serpico (Army Wives), who has been cast as a high-ranking official within Starfleet named Admiral Anderson. Next, Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) will be playing a character named Dr. Nambue, and he will serve as the Medical Officer for Starship Shenzhou (the ship that will be captained by Michelle Yeoh’s character). Finally, Sam Vartholomeos (The Following) will be playing Ensign Connor, one of Starfleet’s Junior Officers that gets assigned to the Starship Shenzhou.
This is surely a diverse group of actors, and we’re excited that this show seems to be seeking out actors of various ethnicites for these roles. We’re still expecting more casting announcements in the future, so make sure to keep up with us and see when we post the latest announcements! Until then, let us know what you think of these three actors being in Star Trek: Discovery in the comment section below.
Source: CBS (via EW)
Star Trek: Discovery is set to debut on CBS in May 2017. It will be available for streaming on CBS All Access at a later date.