Sonequa Martin-Green to Lead Star Trek: Discovery

The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green will lead Star Trek: Discovery

CBS appears to have found their Star Trek: Discovery lead, as EW reveals that The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green has signed on to play the show’s central Lieutenant Commander. Word of Sonequa Martin-Green’s casting arrives on the heels of an update that revealed three new Klingon cast members in addition to the three previously-revealed Starfleet officers.

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Sonequa Martin-Green joins a Discovery crew that also includes Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) as Lt. Saru and Anthony Rapp (Rent) as Lt. Stamets. Michelle Yeoh, meanwhile, is playing Captain Georgiou, in command of another Starfleet vessel. The Klingon cast includes Juilliard-trained actress Mary Chieffo, Penny Dreadful‘s Shazad Latif and Chris Obi, who also stars on Bryan Fuller‘s upcoming STARZ series, American Gods.

Star Trek: Discovery takes place about a decade before the original Star Trek and roughly a hundred years after Earth made first contact with the Klingon species (as depicted in the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot, “Broken Bow”). At this point in Trek history, the Federation and the Klingon Empire should be facing an uneasy cold war.

Following its May 2017 premiere on the CBS Television Network, all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Continuing the worldwide appeal of the franchise, each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.

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Star Trek: Discovery is executive produced by Bryan Fuller with Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts and Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman manning the bridge.

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