Star Trek: Discovery adds three new crewmembers

  • Star Trek: Discovery adds three new crewmembers

Star Trek: Discovery adds three new crewmembers

This new iteration of the series arrives 50 years after Star Trek first beamed into living rooms and promises "the same ideology and hope for the future".

Star Trek: Discovery is rounding out its Starfleet with three new cast members.

Serpico will play the role of Admiral Anderson, an official of the Star Fleet. Pancholy will oversee the medical bay of the new ship as Dr. Nambue.

Sam Vartholomeos will portray Ensign Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy on board the starship Shenzhou. His credits include Weeds, Hitch, 30 Rock, Phineas & Ferb and The Good Wife.

Shooting in Toronto, the new 13-episode Star Trek: Discovery is officially said to take place 10 years before Kirk's original Enterprise mission, as well to be "heavily serialized", akin to a novel.

Other cast members include Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp (as the first openly gay character on a Star Trek TV show), Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo and James Frain (one of my favorite castings so far) as Spock's father Sarek. It will be distributed by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV in Canada.

After yesterday's possible fakeout-were those Klingons or not?-it's nice to have some Star Trek: Discovery news that isn't more speculation.

The reboot of the iconic franchise is produced by CBS Television Studios with Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller's Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.