CBS All Access today announced that additional cast members will be joining the Star Trek: Discovery series.
Shazad Latif will star as “Lieutenant Tyler,” a Starfleet officer in the Federation. Latif is known for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll in the television series “Penny Dreadful.” ***
Rekha Sharma will star as “Commander Landry,” the security officer of the Starship Discovery. Sharma’s television credits include “Battlestar Galactica” and “The 100.”
Kenneth Mitchell will star as “Kol,” a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Mitchell’s television credits include the fan-favorite “Jericho” on CBS, “The Astronaut Wives Club” and “Frequency.” ***
Clare McConnell will star as “Dennas,” a leader in the Klingon Empire. McConnell’s film credits include “Dim the Fluorescents,” slated for release this fall.
NOTE: Latif was originally announced in the role of “Kol,” now played by Kenneth Mitchell.
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers.
The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access