Star Trek: Discovery Adds Anthony Rapp And Doug Jones
The two actors’ involvement with show comes alongside news that the cast will also include, among other characters, a Klingon captain, a female admiral, and male lead played by an openly gay actor. Whether all these characters will work on the titular vessel or on different ships isn’t clear at this point:
Rapp will play Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery. For Rapp, who originated the role of Mark in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Rent, the role comes after a recent turn on Cinemax’s The Knick. The actor, who also played Mark on the big screen, is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment.
Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe. The actor, best known for his roles in Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, is repped by OmniPop Talent Group.
The duo join previously announced cast member Michelle Yeoh, who will play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.
Bryan Fuller stepped down from his role as showrunner on the digital series in October. Although the remake was originally set to be CBS All Access’ first original series, its debut was pushed from January to May.
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