Star Trek: Discovery has its first three cast members on board as Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Anthony Rapp join the new series.
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The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery is finally starting to take shape has the first three cast members have beamed aboard. StarTrek.com is reporting that Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Anthony Rapp have joined the new series.
Michelle Yeoh was of course rumored to have joined the show last week, but now we have official confirmation. Yeoh will play the captain of the U.S.S. Shenzhou, Jones will play science officer Lt. Saru, and Rapp will play Lt. Stamets a fungus expert.
Here’s the official descriptions of the characters from StarTrek.com:
"Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet science officer and an alien species new to the Star Trek universe. He is a respected actor with a large following of sci-fi and horror fans as a result of his creature performances in the likes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Legion, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Strain. Yeoh is set to play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet captain aboard the starship Shenzhou. She is an internationally known actress and action star whose many credits include Tomorrow Never Dies and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Rapp will beam aboard as Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet science officer on the starship Discovery. He is best known for his stage work in such Broadway productions as Rent, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and If/Then, and also counts among his films credits School Ties, A Beautiful Mind and Rent."
We still have no word on the lead for Discovery or who the ship’s captain might be, though we think the captain will be someone we’ve all heard of before.
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