Even though CBS hasn’t yet officially announced the widely-reported casting of Sonequa Martin-Green as Star Trek: Discovery’s lead, that hasn’t stopped the Walking Dead star from hanging out with the rest of the Discovery cast in Toronto.

Issacs, Yeoh, Obi, Martin-Green (and husband Kenric), Jones, Frain, and Latif. (Photo: Chris Obi / Instagram)

Celebrating the birthday of co-star James Frain (Sarek) at the Toronto-based BUCA Osteria & Enoteca restaurant, Martin-Green (and her husband Kenric) spent the evening with Frain, Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (the Klingon T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), and Shazad Latif (Klingon officer Kol).

This group photo of the Discovery cast was posted on Chris Obi’s personal Instagram feed last night, and is the first sign of Martin-Green’s connection to the rest of the cast, outside of media reports.

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  • Eric Cheung

    I notice Jones’ hair is shaved. I wonder if this has something to do with the look of Saru’s species.

    Happy Birthday James Frain!

    • DIGINON

      It’s hard to see on the photo if James Frain still has his eyebrows intact. He doesn’t seem to have the Vulcan bowl cut.

      • Eric Cheung

        I didn’t comment on Frain’s eyebrows. I asked if Doug Jones’ head was shaved for makeup.

        • DIGINON

          They could just use a bald cap in that case, couldn’t they?

          • Eric Cheung

            Sure, but you’ve got it backwards. I wasn’t wondering how to give his alien a bald look. I was wondering why it appeared that he was bald.

  • Locutus

    How odd that they haven’t officially announced her yet.

    • TUP

      I get the impression its consideration for her work on The Walking Dead. When the casting was “unofficially” announced, it caused TWD fans to assume Sasha would be dying this season. The fact they have kept the announcement unofficial tells me they are letting her wrap up TWD first.

      • Locutus

        That makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks!

      • I’ve been wondering about this, too; thanks for the sensible explanation.

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        Agreed. The minute she dies this season, this will be announced. Probably in the final episode in 5 weeks.

  • Does Isaacs have pointed sideburns?

    • MattR

      Hard to tell. Though he does have a lot of stubble for a captain. LOL

  • Fiery Little One

    Well, this is a good sign. I’d be concerned about how everybody is getting along if it was Frain with just 2-3 of the others.

  • SpaceCadet

    It looks like Sonequa’s character on TWD is about to be killed off as well if anyone is following the storyline but it’s still possible she’ll live although I doubt it.

  • GIBBS v2

    Whoa! Where did all that hair come from?!

    • Locutus

      I hope her hair stays that way for the role. I love it!

      • GIBBS v2

        I like it too but I bet it gets all smoothed out Star Fleet style.