Star Trek: Discovery has added a new captain to its ranks.
Jason Isaacs, known for roles in Dig and Awake, has joined the cast of the twice-delayed series as the captain of the U.S.S. Discovery. The show will introduce a new set of characters seeking out new worlds and civilizations, while continuing to explore the signature themes of the franchise since it launched back in 1966.
Isaacs will portray Captain Lorca, the captain of the Starship Discovery. He joins a growing cast of series regulars that includes the likes of Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp and James Frain among others.
Originally set to debut in January 2017, Star Trek: Discovery will most likely debut in late summer or fall. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts will serve as showrunners, taking over for Bryan Fuller who left the series in October.
Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer alongside Heather Kadin, Bryan Fuller, Rod Roddenberry, Akiva Goldsman and Trevor Roth.
The new show will serve as the first new Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise went off the air back in 2005. It will air on CBS' main network with all subsequent episodes streaming on CBS All Access. Outside of the United States, Netflix will make the show available in 188 countries within 24 hours of its premiere.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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