Star Trek Discovery is due to begin shooting very soon, CBS All Access have begun the process of finalizing their cast for the hotly anticipated take on the iconic franchise.They’d previously announced that Shazah Latif would be playing Klingon Commanding Officer Kol, but he’s now to be joining Starfleet as Lieutenant Tyler, with the Kol role taken by Kenneth Mitchell. Joining them are a bevy of new faces, with Rekha Sharma to be the Starship Discovery’s security officer, and Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan to be leaders in the warring Klingon Empire.
After the retro fetishization of the last three movies, the prospect of a new crew, ship and missions is an exciting prospect for Trekkies. Word is that this’ll be set roughly a decade before the original Star Trek, and will shake up the general format of the property by shifting the focus from Captain Lorca to Sonequa Martin-Green’s First Officer Michael Burnham.
This will allow the series to see a character from a different perspective on the starship – one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain.