After months of third-party reporting – as well as some social media photography from March – CBS has finally, officially announced the casting of Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead in Star Trek: Discovery, taking on the central role of First Officer Michael Burnham, per StarTrek.com today (and not the previously-rumored “Lt. Commander Rainsford,” as some other outlets have previously reported).
The long-delayed “reveal” of Martin-Green’s involvement coincides with her departure from AMC’s The Walking Dead, where – spoilers! – her character Sasha met her fate in this past Sunday’s season finale episode.
We’re looking forward to learning more about the character as production continues!