Beam them up Scotty, or whoever is doing the beaming on the Star Trek: Discovery TV show on CBS All Access. The newest iteration of the Star Trek TV show franchise has chosen a captain to helm the Starship Discovery. Actor Jason Isaacs has been cast as Captain Lorca. The Starfleet has taken on some more personnel, too. Mary Wiseman will play Tilly, a senior Starfleet Academy Cadet.
The Star Trek: Discovery cast also includes: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, James Frain, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, and Sam Vartholomeos. Learn more from this CBS All Access press release.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” BEAMS UP TWO NEW STARFLEET CREW
Studio City, CA — STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announces Jason Isaacs and Mary Wiseman as the newest additions to the series.
Jason Isaacs will star as “Captain Lorca,” Captain of the Starship Discovery. Isaacs’ current and upcoming credits include “The OA” on Netflix and Weinstein Company’s “Hotel Mumbai.”
Mary Wiseman will star as “Tilly,” a Starfleet Academy Cadet in her final year of study, assigned to the Starship Discovery. Wiseman, a recent graduate of Juilliard, can also be seen in “Baskets” on FX.
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 will premiere 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 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.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Jason Isaacs and/or Mary Wiseman? Will you buy a subscription to CBS All Access to watch them in the new Star Trek: Discovery TV show? Let us know, below.
please do us all a favour, cancel this show including Horizon. Starships should go forward. Not backwards. Ship design should improve. Not the opposite.
I thought I read earlier that Ms. Green was supposed to be the Captain. Did something change?
Green is the show’s focus, but not the capt. I’m guessing he’ll get killed off.