CBS’s upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” has added “The Office” alum Rainn Wilson to it’s cast, TheWrap has learned.
Wilson will play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in the original “Star Trek” television series.
He joins “Harry Potter” alum Jason Isaacs, who will play Captain Lorca, Captain of the Starship Discovery; “The Walking Dead” star Sonequa Martin-Green, who has been cast as the lead in the series, a lieutenant aboard the titular starship; and former “Gotham” star James Frain as Sarek, the legendary Vulcan statesman and father of Spock from the original series.
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.