The cast of Star Trek: Discovery continues to grow. Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Anthony Rapp (Rent) have joined Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) in the upcoming CBS All Access series.
Jones has been cast as Lieutenant Saru. His character is a Starfleet Science Officer and a member of a brand new alien species in the Star Trek universe. Meanwhile, Rapp has landed the role of Lt. Stamets, who’s “an astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet Science Officer” abroad the U.S.S. Discovery. Stamets is also the gay character we first heard about back in August.
There are also a few new details about Yeoh’s role. According to EW, Yeoh will be playing a character named Captain Georgiou. Her ship is the Shenzhou, meaning that she’s definitely not the lead character of the series.
The series — which is set a decade before the original series — had a major behind-the-scenes shake-up last month when Bryan Fuller stepped down from his role as showrunner, but he’ll remain on board as an executive producer along with Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, as well as Akiva Goldsman.
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Star Trek: Discovery debuts on CBS All Access in May 2017.