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Television PopWrapped | Television

Star Trek: Discovery Casts Three New Roles

Elissa Smith | PopWrapped Author

Elissa Smith

Staff Writer
02/20/2017 5:12 pm
PopWrapped | Television
Star Trek: Discovery Casts Three New Roles | Star Trek
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Star Trek fans, we have exciting news for you! Star Trek: Discovery has three new additions: Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy and Sam Vartholomeos.

Serpico will be playing a high-ranking member of Starfleet called Admiral Anderson. Pancholy will be portraying Doctor Nambue, chief medical officer of the Starship Shenzhou. Finally, playing Ensign Connor is Vartholomeos.

Previous casting news included Sonequa Martin-Green from The Walking Dead cast as the lead role of Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford. It was also revealed that, due to his commitment with the American Gods series, Bryan Fuller would be stepping down as show runner.

In addition the recent casting and behind the scenes news, a potential first look at the series’ Klingons was briefly released, only to be hastily taken down. An extra in Toronto posted the images on social media only to very quickly remove them, making the depiction of Klingons unconfirmed and unofficial. These Klingons appear to take their look from the recent Star Trek movies, rather than what we’ve seen in past TV shows.

Star Trek: Discovery will be available for streaming on CBS All Access after the first episode will premiere on the CBS Television Network. It will also be distributed by CBS Studios International on Netflix across 188 countries as well as on Space channel in Canada and Crave TV.

CBS Television Studios is producing the series, with Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth as executive producers. The current premiere date is scheduled for May 2017.

Are you excited for more Star Trek? Share your excitement in the comments section below!


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