“Star Trek: Discovery” has beamed up actors Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones, TheWrap has confirmed.
Jones, known for his roles in the “Hellboy” franchise and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” will play a member of a new alien race named Lt. Saru, who is also a Starfleet science officer.
Rapp, who has appeared in films like “Rent” and “Dazed and Confused,” will play Lt. Stamets, a fungus expert aboard the Discovery. Stamets will be the new gay character teased by executive producer Bryan Fuller earlier this year.
CBS also confirmed that Michelle Yeoh will play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.
The new “Star Trek” series is due to start filming soon in Toronto, Canada, and will premiere in May on CBS’ streaming platform, CBS All Access. It was originally scheduled to debut in January.
As originally planned, the premiere episode of “Discovery” will air on CBS, with all subsequent episodes 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.
“Star Trek: Discovery” 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.