Star Trek Discovery has started the casting process, and some very interesting names are signing aboard the newest Starfleet ship.
Last week came news that Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will star in Star Trek Discovery as Captain Georgiou, Captain of the Starfleet ship U.S.S. Shenzhou. Now joining on to the Discovery itself is Anthony Rapp – best known for his performance in the original cast of RENT – who will be playing the first openly gay Star Trek character Lt. Stamets, an “astromycologist,” a fungus expert and Starfleet Science Officer.
Also joining the crew will be Doug Jones who has played characters such as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films. He will be portraying a science officer aboard the Discovery that happens to be a brand new alien species. The poor man never can seem to do anything not covered in layers of make-up.
This is already shaping up to be quite the cast and we haven’t heard who will be the captain of the Disovery yet.
Star Trek Discovery will hit CBS All Access in May.