Star Trek: Discovery finds its Captain in Harry Potter alum Jason Isaacs

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Mar 7, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery has finally found its Captain!

And they've cast a fantastic actor in the role. According to Deadline, Jason Isaacs has beamed aboard CBS All Access' new Star Trek series as Lorca, captain of the U.S.S. Discovery.

Isaacs is said to have a major role in the 13-episode series alongside Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), who plays the show's lead as the Discovery's Number One, Lieutenant Commander Rainsford.

The British actor joins the line-up of distinguished Star Trek captains that includes William Shatner as James T. Kirk (TOS), Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard (The Next Generation), Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko (Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway (Voyager), Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer (Enterprise) and Chris Pine as the big-screen reboot's new Kirk.

Currently filming, the new Star Trek takes place a decade before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, to which it'll have some ties, particularly in the Vulcan form of Spock's dad, Sarek, played by James Frain (True Blood, Grimm). The show 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."

Star Trek: Discovery also stars Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy and Sam Vartholomeos. The series is set to premiere in the late summer/early fall.

What do you think of the addition of Jason Isaacs as the Captain of the Starship Discovery?

(via Deadline)