Sonequa Martin-Green To Headline The Cast Of Star Trek: Discovery
Martin-Green’s casting comes just days after it was revealed that the network had cast three regular Klingon characters for the show, bringing the program closer to having a fully rounded-out cast:
The report describes Martin-Green’s role as a “lieutenant commander with caveats.” Back in August, Bryan Fuller — who is no longer attached to the project, but was expected to be showrunner at the time — discussed his goal for the character, saying, “We’ve seen six series from the captain’s point of view… To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship — one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context.” As such, it seems that CBS will continue to pursue his vision, at least in this regard.
When contacted by EW about Martin-Green’s involvement, CBS Television Studios had no comment.
If you’re concerned about what Martin-Green’s casting means for her role on “The Walking Dead,” you can breathe easy. According to the report, she will “continue to serve as a series regular” on the series, though it’s worth noting that the hit AMC show has a habit of killing off main characters at unexpected times.
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