Grab some bloodwine and make a toast to the heroes in Sto-vo-kor because more Star Trek: Discovery casting news broke today and this time it’s about three new Klingons.
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SPOILERS!
Are you a true warrior? Does you heart yearn for battle and songs of glory? Then you’ll be excited to hear that Star Trek: Discovery has cast three new Klingons to help fill out its ranks. According to StarTrek.com actors Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo have all been cast as Klingons for the new series.
Chris Obi will play a Klingon commander bent on uniting the various Klingon houses. Is sounds like he might be a Gowron or even a Duras type character.
"Obi will play T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses. His credits include State of Play, Doctor Who, Snow White and the Huntsman, and the recent Roots reboot, as well as the upcoming series American Gods and film Ghost in the Shell."
Shazad Latif will play T’Kuvma’s subordinate Kol. There’s often trouble between Klingon commanders and their subordinates, could this happen in Star Trek: Discovery?
"Latif is set to portray Kol, commanding officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma. Latif has appeared in such films and television series as MI-5, Black Mirror, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Penny Dreadful."
Finally there’s Mary Chieffo who plays the battle deck commander.
"Chieffo rounds out the latest wave of additions with her role as L’Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship. The actress’s credits include a 2015 stage production of Othello, and film and television roles in Natural Disasters, Girls!, Girls!, Girls! and Miss Dial, as well as Shelby’s Vacation, which will be released in 2017."
The casting of three Klingons with big roles is exciting news. It sounds like we may be getting a better look at the inner workings of a Klingon ship than ever before. Hopefully the show really dives into the dynamics of this Klingon vessel, especially if they mirror some of the conflicts that have been rumored to be happening on the Discovery.
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