CBS has announced it has cast three actors as Klingons in the new Star Trek: Discovery TV show. The sci-fi drama series is coming to CBS All Access in 2017.
Chris Obi will star as Klingon leader T’Kuvma. Shazad Latif will play Commanding Officer Kol. The character is T’Kuvma’s protégé. Mary Chieffo is set at Klingon Battle Deck Commander, L’Rell. The trio joins cast members Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp.
Get the skinny from this CBS press release.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” INTRODUCES THE KLINGONS
(Left to right: Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo)
Studio City, CA — STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announces additional cast members joining the series as Klingons: Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo.
Chris Obi will star as “T’Kuvma,” the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses.
Shazad Latif will star as “Kol,” the Commanding Officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma.
Mary Chieffo will star as “L’Rell,” the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship.
Obi, Latif and Chieffo join previously announced cast members Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp.
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series premieres May 2017 on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.
CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its upcoming original series, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 8,500 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Fire TV.
CBS All Access will continue to expand its lineup of original series with additional programming to be announced.
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