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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts ’30 Rock,’ ‘Sneaky Pete’ Actors as Starfleet Officers

CBS All Access series adds Maulik Pancholy, Terry Serpico and Sam Vartholomeos

“Star Trek: Discovery” has cast three new Starfleet officers, CBS Television Studios announced on Monday.

Maulik Pancholy, who previously starred on “Weeds” and “30 Rock,” will star as Dr. Nambue, the chief medical officer of the Starship Shenzhou.

Terry Serpico, known for his roles on “Rescue Me” and “Sneaky Pete,” will star as Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking official of Starfleet.

Finally, Sam Vartholomeos will star as Ensign Connor, a junior officer in Starfleet Academy assigned to the Starship Shenzhou. Vartholomeos’ credits include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Following.”

Previously announced cast members include “The Walking Dead” star Sonequa Martin-Green, who will play the lead role of a lieutenant aboard the Discovery.

Other cast members on the series include: James Frain as Sarek, the Vulcan ambassador and Spock’s father; Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo as a trio of Klingon warriors; and Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones and Michelle Yeoh in key roles.

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.

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.