Jason Isaacs Joins Star Trek Discovery
The latest series in the Star Trek franchise continues to add more names to its cast. CBS has announced that British actor Jason Isaacs will join Star Trek Discovery as Captain Lorca, who will be in command of the series titular ship the USS Discovery. Also joining the cast is Mary Wiseman (Baskets) who is cast as Tilly, a Starfleet cadet in her final year of study.
Isaacs is known for both film and television work such as Harry Potter and more recently Netflix's The OA and Gore Vebinski's Cure for Wellness. He and Wiseman will join Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), who will play Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford, the series lead. Doug Jones (Hellboy), James Frain (True Blood) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) are also starring in this series.
The plot for Star Trek Discovery is still kept under wraps, but it's set ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series. Production is currently underway and - after several delays - the series is expected to premiere early fall 2017.