Star Trek: Discovery Fills the Captain’s Chair

Posted by at 1:25 pm on March 7, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery has give the con to Jason Isaacs .

The Awake and OA actor board the the CBS All Access  series in the role of Captain Lorca, the captain of the Starship Discovery.

Isaacs joins a cast that also includes Sonequa Martin-Green as Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, James Frain as Spock’s dad Sarek, Doug Jones as science officer Saru and Michelle Yeoh as captain of the Shenzhou.

The new chapter of the Trek saga was originally set for a January debut, then May, before being pushed out to summer.

“It’s important to get it right,” Moonves said. “Star Trek is the family jewels. We’re not going to rush it in. There’s a lot of post-production. But I’m very confident based on what I’ve seen so far.”

Along with the postponements, original showrunner Bryan Fuller cut ties with the project in October.

Isaacs teased his casting on Twitter Tuesday morning:

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