Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera join Star Trek: Picard


Michelle Hurd and Santiago Cabrera and the first co-stars announced to be joining Patrick Stewart in the forthcoming Star Trek: Picard.

It’s official. Patrick Stewart won’t be the only actor appearing in Star Trek: Picard.

You can be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Production on the new series is set to begin very soon and as of yet there had been no casting announcements other than Stewart. And while most fans probably wouldn’t have an issue watching Stewart play Picard in an empty room, it’s good to know casting has finally begun.

It was revealed Monday that Michelle Hurd and Santiago Cabrera are the first co-stars to join the cast of Picard. Both have been announced as series regulars and no information has been given about who either is playing in the series.

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Hurd might be a familiar name for those who are fans of genre television. She has had roles in Ash vs. Evil Dead, Daredevil, as well as Jessica Jones. She has had a 30-year career in television and appeared in the first two seasons of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in addition to recurring roles on Lethal Weapon and Blindspot.

Cabrera got his start on the stage in England where he appeared on both stage and screen, including the BBC series The Musketeers. He has also had roles in The Mindy ProjectBig Little Lies on HBO as well as the Alex Kurtzman series Salvation.

He also appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight but we’re not going to hold that against him.

Both Hurd and Cabrera are talented actors who should make great additions to what is shaping up to be a Star Trek series that will be unlike anything that has come before.

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The announcement that casting has finally begun follows the news that filming is set to start on April 14 and that the show may have an actual title.

With more casting news sure to be arriving soon, stick with Redshirts Always Die for the latest as it happens. Star Trek: Picard is scheduled to arrive on CBS All Access later in 2019.