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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Casts Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca


The Discovery finally has her captain.

CBS has revealed that the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery has cast Jason Isaacs in the role of Captain Lorca, who will not be the show's lead character.  He will be the sixth Star Trek series captain, after William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula.

Isaacs joins Sonequa Martin-Green as lead character Lt. Commander Rainsford, Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru, Mary Wiseman as Cadet Tilly, James Frain as Spock's father Sarek, Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson, and Michelle Yeoh as the Captain of the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

Isaacs, 53, is best known as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.  His films include A Cure for Wellness, Fury, Grindhouse, Elektra, Black Hawk Down, The Patriot, Armageddon, Event Horizon, Resident Evil, and Dragonheart.  He's appeared on episodes of Awake, Star Wars Rebels, Brotherhood, The West Wing, and Highlander: The Series.  Also, he has provided the voice of DC Comics characters Lex Luthor in Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Sinestro in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), and Ra's al Ghul in Batman: Under the Red Hood.  

Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations, while exploring the franchise's signature contemporary themes.  The season-long storyline will revolve around "an incident and an event in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never been explored."

Star Trek: Discovery is currently scheduled to debut on CBS sometime in Fall 2017, with the remainder of the episodes airing on CBS All Access.

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