After losing the brilliant Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman as showrunners and having its air date pushed back a couple of months due to general lack of time, Star Trek: Discovery is finally started to get itself together again. Some brand new cast members have been announced.
Joining Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Georgious aboard the starship Shenzhou are Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy and Sam Vartholomeos. In an update on the official CBS page, the network also revealed details about the characters the three actors will be playing.
Serpico, who is best known for his role in Army Wives, is set to play Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking official of Star Fleet. Pancholy, who recurred as Jonathan in 30 Rock and Sanjay in Weeds, is Dr Nambue, the Shenzhou’s Chief Medical Officer. Vartholomeos will play Ensign Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy who was assigned to serve on the Shenzhou.
CBS also posted this cute gif, which we’re sharing purely because of how adorable it is:
Joining Michelle Yeoh and the new additions on the Star Trek: Discovery are Sonequa Martin-Green as Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, James Frain as Sarek, Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lieutenant Stamets, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Kol and Mary Chieffo as L’Rell.
Star Trek: Discovery will be a semi-prequel to The Original Series, set ten years before the start of James T Kirk’s five-year mission.
Gretchen J Berg and Aaron Harberts are acting as showrunners for the series, while Akiva Goldsman, Vincenzo Natali and Nicholas Meyer is producing. Fuller, Kurtzman, Berg, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and David Semel are serving as executive producers. The first season will consist of 13 episodes.
Star Trek: Discovery will air on CBS All Access later in the year. Get all the latest science fiction news with every issue of SciFiNow.