Jason Isaacs to helm Star Trek: Discovery
Isaacs will play Captain Lorca, on the delayed Netflix series.
Jason Isaacs (The OA, Awake, Dig) will helm the Starship Discovery in the Netflix series Star Trek: Discovery.
He will play Captain Lorca, the captain of the Starship Discovery.
He joins previously-announced cast Sonequa Martin-Green as Rainsford, a lieutenant commander; Doug Jones as science officer Saru; Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets; James Frain as Sarek, a Vulcan astrophysicist and Spock’s father; Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson; Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue; and Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor.
Recurring roles include Michelle Yeoh as Georgiu, captain of another ship called the Shenzhou; Shazad Latif as Kol, the Klingon commanding officer; Chris Obi as a Klingon leader T’Kuvma; and Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander.
Star Trek: Discovery already has a troubled path with two production delays and the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller.
Fuller had previously flagged a female lead for the series.
A new premiere date is still to be confirmed.
Source: Hollywood Reporter