Which stars will be cast on CBS’ new Star Trek series? On a recent podcast, Star Trek actor Tony Todd said he’s on the “short list” for the upcoming series, Trek Core reports.
Earlier, we reported that Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman will be producing the new show.
Todd, who has appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, said he’s on the short list to appear in a few episodes of the new series:
Yeah. I’m on the list for a couple [of shows]. … It’s a year away. They’re not even going to get official cast until, probably, the fourth quarter of the year. And my only concern about it is that it’s going to be that [CBS All Access] online thing; I don’t understand that part.
I’ve never done a series regular — I’ve always avoided it because I like playing different characters — but this is one year that we’re looking at some stuff, so I’m sure that we’re going to be popping up and everybody’s going to move on on sometime very soon.”
The new Star Trek series will be the first developed for CBS All Access, the network’s subscription streaming service.
As of now, CBS has not released any official casting details. The new series will launch in 2017.
What do you think? Will you watch the new Star Trek series? Do you subscribe to CBS All Access?