CBS has made yet two more casting announcements today for 2017’s Star Trek: Discovery, and perhaps the biggest name yet attached to the upcoming project.
- British actor Jason Isaacs, best known to genre fans as the evil Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, is “Captain Lorca” – commanding officer of the starship Discovery.
- In addition, relative newcomer Mary Wiseman joins the series as “Tilly,” a Starfleet Academy cadet in her final year of schooling, assigned for field studies aboard the Discovery.
As previously reported, series lead Sonequa Martin-Green – not yet officially announced by CBS – will not be a starship captain, making Discovery the first Trek series where a starship captain’s role won’t be the primary focus for storytelling.
That being said, putting an actor of Isaac’s ability in the center seat aboard the USS Discovery – and fellow formidable performer Michelle Yeoh in command of the USS Shenzhou – will certainly bring a great deal of gravitas to the series.
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