Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp Join the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Series; Michelle Yeoh's Captain Role Confirmed
Last week we learned that Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) was the first person to join the cast of CBS' Star Trek: Discovery series. It has been confirmed by Deadline that she will be playing a Starfleet Captain named Han Bo, and she will captain another ship in the series named the Shenzhou. This ship will play a big role in the first season of the series.
It has also been reported by Variety that Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labrinth) has joined the cast as a character named Lt. Saru, who is described as "a Starfleet science officer and a member of an alien species new to the 'Star Trek' universe." This is a role I'm sure Jones will be perfect for. Anthony Rapp (A Beautiful Mind, Dazed and Confused) has also joined the project and he will play Lt. Stamets, "an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet science officer aboard the starship Discovery."
There's still not much known about the plot of Star Trek: Discovery, but we do know that it takes place 10 years before the events of the original series. We also know that the main character will be a young woman who serves as a lieutenant commander known as "Number One" on the Federation starship Discovery.
The series is set to premiere in May 2017 on CBS, after that all the episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. To catch up on everything that we've learned about the series, make sure to click here.