Friday, April 28, 2017

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Casts Rekha Sharma as Security Officer Landry

A Cylon is aboard the U.S.S. Discovery.

The official Star Trek site has announced that the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery has cast Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, the Discovery's security officer.

Sharma joins Jason Isaacs as Lorca, the captain of the U.S.S. Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green as Rainsford, a lieutenant commander and the show's lead character, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamet, James Frain as Sarek, a Vulcan astrophysicist and Spock's father, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Terry Serpico as Starfleet Admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, and Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor.

Sharma is a Canadian actress of North Indian descent best known as Tory Foster on the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica (2004).  She's appeared in several genre TV shows, including The 100, Arrow, V (2009), Smallville, Dark Angel, The Lone Gunmen, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Supernatural, John Doe, The Twilight Zone (2002), and The Outer Limits (2001).  In addition, she's appeared in the films Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, The Core, Edison, and Love Happens.

Four additional cast members were also announced, including:

  • Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation.  Latif is known for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll in the television series Penny Dreadful.  Latif was originally announced in the role of Kol, now played by Kenneth Mitchell.
  • Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Mitchell’s television credits include Jericho on CBS, The Astronaut Wives Club and Frequency.
  • Clare McConnell as Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire.  McConnell’s film credits include Dim the Fluorescents, slated for release this fall.
  • Damon Runyan as Ujilli, another leader in the Klingon Empire.  His television credits include Suits, Supernatural and Gangland Undercover.
Star Trek: Discovery is currently scheduled to debut on CBS sometime in Fall 2017, possibly later, with the remainder of the episodes airing on CBS All Access.

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