Hi everyone, Bryan here…
It’s beyond me that there hasn’t been a ‘Star Trek‘ series in more than a decade. Even with all of the recent films, it would seem fitting to have a new series. I know, CBS has said they are doing a new series called ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘, which has been in and out of being made, but it looks like it’s gaining steam now – FINALLY! There is a new captain that will be played by Jason Isaacs.
You remember Jason Isaacs, right? He played Lucious Malfoy in the ‘Harry Potter‘ films. He was al so in Mel Gibson’s ‘The Patriot‘ and that 2003 ‘Peter Pan‘ film where he played Captain Hook. I like this casting a lot. Issacs will play Captain Lorca, the captain of the Starship Discovery. There will be an initial 13-episode launch, and I imagine there will be more to come after that. Let’s hope this stays this course.
Isaacs joins a growing cast of series regulars that includes The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green as Rainsford, a lieutenant commander; Doug Jones as science officer Saru; Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets; James Frain as Sarek, a Vulcan astrophysicist and Spock’s father; Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson; Maulik Pancholoy as chief medical officer Nambue; and Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor. Set to recur are Michelle Yeoh as Georgiu, captain of another ship called the Shenzhou; Shazad Latif as Kol, the Klingon commanding officer; Chris Obi as a Klingon leader T’Kuvma; and Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander, according to THR.
More recently, Isaacs could be seen in the fantastic Netflix show ‘The OA‘ as Dr. Hunter Aloysius ‘Hap’ Percy.