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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Jason Isaacs Cast As Captain [CBS]

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Jason Isaacs Joins The Cast Of CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery

Harry Potter series actor Jason Isaacs will play Starship Discovery Captain Lorca on CBS‘s planned Star Trek: Discovery series.

In addition to portraying Lucius, the sinister father of Draco Malfoy, in the beloved fantasy film series, Isaacs has extensive experience in other projects popular with young audiences. Animated productions he has offered his services as a voice actor to include Disney XD‘s Star Wars Rebels, Nickelodeon‘s The Legend of Korra, and several of DC‘s direct-to-video superhero films.

Isaacs’ casting means that he will be the sixth actor to portray a captain in the long-running science fiction franchise’s 50 year history. Previous captains were portrayed by William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula. More recently, Chris Pine played an alternative version of Shatner’s Captain James Kirk in J.J. Abrams‘ reboot films.

Superherohype, the source of this story, shares the following information about the upcoming series:

Additional cast members include Michelle Yeoh plus Shazad Latif as Kol, a Klingon commanding officer, Chris Obi as Klingon leader T’Kuvma, and Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander.

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.

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