Yesterday CBS made another casting announcement for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. Jason Isaacs (‘Harry Potter’) is joining the rapidly growing cast as Captain Lorca. Lorca will take charge of the USS Discovery which is the flagship of the series.
Joining Isaacs is Mary Wiseman as Cadet Tilly, a Starfleet Academy Cadet in her final year who is also assigned to the Discovery. A release date for the series is still yet to be determined.
Isaacs and Wiseman join Sonequa Martin-Green as the series lead alongside Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain of the Shenzhou; Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, the ships Science Officer who will originate a new alien race to the ‘Star Trek’ franchise and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, another Starfleet Science Officer aboard Discovery and the first openly gay character in a ‘Star Trek’ TV series. Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as Dr. Nambue and Sam Vartholomeos As Ensign Connor. Klingon characters Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Kol and newcomer Mary Chieffo as L’Rell also appear.