‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Jason Isaacs as Ship’s Captain

“The OA” actor joins currently filming series set to premiere later this year

Last Updated: March 7, 2017 @ 9:42 AM

“The OA” alum Jason Isaacs has been cast in “Star Trek: Discovery,” TheWrap has learned.

The actor will play Captain Lorca, Captain of the Starship Discovery, on the CBS All Access series.

“The Walking Dead” star Sonequa Martin-Green was cast as the lead in the series, a lieutenant aboard the titular starship.

The cast also includes former “Gotham” star James Frain as Sarek, the legendary Vulcan statesman and father of Spock from the original series.

The new installment in the “Star Trek” franchise was originally supposed to debut this May on streaming service CBS All Access, but the premiere date has been pushed, as TheWrap previously reported. No new premiere date has been set at the time of this publishing.

This marks the second delay for the highly anticipated series, which was originally slated to debut in January. The first true sign of trouble on the series came when Bryan Fuller left his post as showrunner, with executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts taking his place.

Other cast members on the series include: Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo as a trio of Klingon warriors; and Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones and Michelle Yeoh in key roles.

As originally planned, the premiere episode of “Discovery” will air on CBS, with all subsequent episodes released weekly and available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Kurtzman, Fuller, Heather Kadin, Berg, Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.