Star Trek: Discovery’s Tig Notaro will indeed return for season four but she’ll have a reduced role due to COVID-19 still being prevalent.
Star Trek: Discovery has a history of bringing on some really odd choices for guest-stars and recurring characters. The franchise just saw famed director David Cronenberg debut as the mysterious Kovich, and in season two saw famed comedian Tig Notaro join the show as a recurring character.
Notaro and Cronenberg’s additions were a bit odd, considering they’re not known for their acting. While she does act, Notaro is more known for her stand-up comedy, while Cronenberg is more known for directing some creepy as heck films.
With Cronenberg returning for season four, we can now claim for a fact that Notaro will return as well. Though in a limited role. The reason for her reduced workload has to do with traveling to Toronto, where the show is filmed, amid the pandemic.
"Well I’m just a recurring character on Star Trek and it’s in Toronto and I didn’t feel safe flying, so I forfeited some work there. But the other chunk of work is supposed to be in May and so hopefully things will be in better shape with the pandemic in May. And if not, I’ll just just drive out there probably."
"So hopefully in May I can go back out and finish, but it was just too much for me to go two times to Toronto for one season as a guest star."
Fans of Notaro should keep an eye out for Army of the Dead, a “zombie heist” movie by Zack Snyder that stars her, Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Theo Rossi, and loads of others. So if you’re not getting enough Notaro, just wait for the film to drop on Netflix.