Although Dwight Schrute was more into bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica, Rainn Wilson has joined the cast of the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV show on CBS All Access. He will play conman Harry Mudd, a role originated by Roger C. Carmel, in the original Star Trek TV series.
The newest installment of the Star Trek TV and film franchise, Star Trek: Discovery stars Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, 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” RECRUITS RAINN WILSON
Studio City, CA — Rainn Wilson is set to appear in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY as “Harry Mudd,” the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in the original Star Trek television series. The Emmy nominated actor’s credits include “The Office,” and the films “Super” and “Meg,” opposite Jason Statham, a pre-historic shark tale.
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? How do you like the cast of the Star Trek: Discovery TV series, so far? Will you subscribe to CBS All Access, in order to watch it?