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Star Trek: Discovery Can't Stop Casting People

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, April 28 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Star Trek: Discovery Can't Stop Casting People

Soon the cast will grow to millions!

Source: Star Trek

CBS's Star Trek: Discovery has added an additional five cast members to the show: Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell, and Damon Runyan.

  • 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 is set as Commander Landry, the Discovery's security officer. Sharma's television credits include Battlestar Galactica and The 100.
  • Kenneth Mitchell will portray 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 gets in on the action as Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. McConnell's film credits include Dim the Fluorescents, slated for release this fall.
  • And, cast as Ujilli, a leader in the Klingon Empire, is Damon Runyan. His television credits include Suits, Supernatural and Gangland Undercover.

The new cast members join Sonequa Martin-GreenJason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, and Mary Wiseman. Star Trek: Discovery will debut on CBS before moving to All Access sometime this year. Maybe.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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