It hasn’t been an easy road for Star Trek: Discovery. The CBS All Access series has already been pushed back twice for various reasons, but it looks like production is now officially underway in Toronto. You can watch the announcement video below.
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Discovery found its lead in The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green back in December, but its premiere was once again delayed last month. The actress will play a character who holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander abroad the titular ship, but that’s pretty much all that we know about her for the time being.
The cast also includes James Frain as Spock’s father, Sarek, as well as Michelle Yeoh as a Starfleet Captain, Doug Jones as a Starfleet Science Officer and a member of a new alien species in the Star Trek universe and Anthony Rapp as another crew member who’s described as an “astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet Science Officer.” Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and newcomer Mary Chieffo are also on board as Klingons.
As previously reported, the series had a major behind-the-scenes shake-up this past October when Bryan Fuller stepped down from his role as showrunner. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts will be replacing him. Akiva Goldsman will serve in a “top creative role” on the series, which doesn’t have a premiere date yet. Are you excited?