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Three Klingons join the cast of Star Trek: Discovery

12.12.2016

The release of the first new Star Trek television series in over a decade is nearly upon us, but the team behind Star Trek: Discovery is still scrambling to cast the variety of characters who will make up Discovery's cast. Although Bryan Fuller is no longer involved with the series, much of his design for Discovery's first season will still unfold according to plan, which will include "more aliens than you [normally] have on a Star Trek cast." To that end, it has been announced that three new actors have joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery as a trio of Klingons.

Chris Obi (Roots, American Gods) will play T'Kuvma, a Klingon Leader who is seeking to unite the Klingon houses. Joining him will be Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful, Black Mirror) as Kol, a Klingon Commanding Officer as well as T'Kuvma's protégé. Rounding out the trio will be newcomer Mary Chieffo who will be playing L'Rell, a Battle Deck Commander of a Klingon vessel. Star Trek: Discovery will take place "10 years before Kirk" and will bridge the gap between Enterprise and The Original Series, so it's unlikely that we'll see these new Klingon characters snuggling up with the Starfleet cast as relations between the Klingon Empire and the Federation weren't exactly rosy at the time. Obi, Latif and Chieffo will be joining the already cast Michelle Yeoh (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) as Starfleet Captain Georgio of the Starship Shenzhou, Doug Jones (HELLBOY) as Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and the member of a new alien species, and Anthony Rapp (RENT) as Lt. Stamens, a "astromycologist" and "fungus expert".

The casting seems to indicate that the story arc of Discovery's first season won't just be limited to the bridge of one starship. Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS All Access in May 2017.

Source: DeadlineEW

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9:56PM on 12/12/2016
As much as I love Star Trek, and as interesting as this sounds, unless it's on basic cable or Netflix, I will not be watching. I can't justify shelling out more money on a new network just to watch one show.
As much as I love Star Trek, and as interesting as this sounds, unless it's on basic cable or Netflix, I will not be watching. I can't justify shelling out more money on a new network just to watch one show.
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8:17AM on 12/13/2016
I gave up on network television years ago and couldnt be happier. If its a solid show, it'll wind up on Netflix sooner than later.
I gave up on network television years ago and couldnt be happier. If its a solid show, it'll wind up on Netflix sooner than later.
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8:47PM on 12/12/2016
If they're going with the canon, the klingons shouldn't have the foreheads in this series.
If they're going with the canon, the klingons shouldn't have the foreheads in this series.
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