Nice chair. Hope it's comfy. pic.twitter.com/xwfdWAmBQW— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) March 7, 2017
Harry Potter film alum Jason Isaacs has been cast in as Captain Lorca of the Starship Discovery in Star Trek: Discovery. Isaacs played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise. More recently he played the villain of Netflix’s The OA.
In a break with Star Trek tradition, Captain Lorca will note be the show’s lead protagonist. Instead, the show will focus on a lieutenant played by Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead).
The cast of Star Trek: Discovery will also include Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, the captain of another Starfleet ship, the Shenzhou, that is important to the plot of Star Trek: Discovery.
Other cast members include James Frain (Gotham) as Sarek, Spock’s father, Dough Jones (Hellboy) as science officer Lt. Saru who is a member of an alien race being introduced in Star Trek: Discovery, and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, another Starfleet science officer.
Star Trek: Discovery was originally slated for a May debut, but a production delay has pushed the release window back to early fall. When it does premiere, the first episode Star Trek: Discovery will air on CBS. The remainder of the 13-episode first season will debut on CBS's streaming subscription service CBS All Access.
Star Trek: Discovery was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Fuller was originally intended to be Discovery's showrunner but was forced step down due to commitments to Starz' adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods series. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts have taken over as showrunners.
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