CBS has finally officially announced the first three cast members of “Star Trek: Discovery”. Michelle Yeoh, who was previously linked to the project last week, will be joined by Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and Anthony Rapp (“Rent”).
Michelle Yeoh is set to play Captain Georgiou of the Federation starship Shenzou.
Doug Jones will play Lieutenant Saru, a Starfleet science officer and a member of an alien species new to the franchise. Having previously played creatures in movies such as “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”, this should be perfect for Jones.
Anthony Rapp is set to play Lieutenant Stamets, a science officer on the U.S.S. Discovery who specializes in an astromycology (space fungus).
No other casting has been announced but more is expected soon.
“Star Trek: Discovery” is currently set to premiere this May.