New Cast Members Announced for Star Trek: Discovery
Yeoh's name came out last week when the series producer, Nicholas Meyer, mentioned her during an interview. The CBS announcement stated that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star will play Captain Georgiou of the starship Shenzhou.
Doug Jones who is known for his portrayal as Abe Sapien in Hellboy and the Fauno and Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth will portray Lt. Saru a Starfleet science officer in this series. His character is also a new species of alien in the Star Trek universe.
Anthony Rapp is set to play Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, a fungus expert and a Starfleet science officer on the starship Discovery. Rapp is best known for his stage work such as Rent and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His film credit includes School Ties and A Beautiful Mind.
More cast members, including the series' lead character will hopefully be announced soon. Star Trek: Discovery is scheduled to premiere in May 2017.