Jonathan Frakes returning to the Star Trek universe.
The franchise luminary has been tapped to direct an episode of Star Trek: Discovery, which kicks off its first season in September.
Frakes portrayed Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in several of the tie-in movies that followed. Additionally, he helmed several episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and the films First Contact and Insurrection. Outside of the franchise, Frakes has also directed episodes of Burn Notice, Roswell and NCIS: Los Angeles.
"Jonathan Frakes will rejoin the Trek world with Discovery," writer-producer Gretchen J. Berg told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. "He’s a fantastic guy and great director."
Adds fellow showrunner Aaron Harberts, "Our cast is dying to work with him."
Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24th on CBS All Access.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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