CBS announced today new additions to the Star Trek: Discovery cast….
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. Latif was originally announced in the role of “Kol,” now played by Kenneth Mitchell.
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.
Damon Runyan will star as “Ujilli,” a leader in the Klingon Empire. Runyan’s television credits include Suits, Supernatural and Gangland Undercover.
They will join a Star Trek: Discovery cast that includes Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Sonequa Martin-Green as Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor, Mary Wiseman as Cadet Tilly, James Frain as Sarek, astrophysicist and father of Spock, Chris Obi as Klingon leader T’Kuvma, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou.
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.