First cast members of Star Trek: Discovery revealed

The first cast members of the latest Star Trek television series have been revealed.

Actors Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp will join Michelle Yeoh on Star Trek: Discovery, which is airing on Netflix in the UK next year.

Doug – known for his roles in Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and Buffy The Vampire Slayer – will portray Starfleet science officer Lt Saru, a member of a new alien species.

Anthony, who starred in Broadway show Rent, will play astromycologist and fungus expert Lt Stamets.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle will play Captain Georgiou aboard the Starship Shenzhou.

The series is set around 10 years before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission. It will premiere on CBS in the US in May 2017 before being available on Netflix in the UK.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Linkin Park members ‘heartbroken’ over bandmate Chester Bennington’s death

Chester Bennington obituary: Linkin Park front man’s rise to fame

Linkin Park debuted new video hours before Bennington’s death announced

Mike Shinoda ‘heartbroken’ by death of Linkin Park bandmate and friend Chester Bennington


Lifestyle

How to make office wear work for you this summer

‘I’m proud of being an Irish actor’ says Cillian Murphy

It pays to check your wage slip for your entitlements

After 200 years, why do we still love Jane Austen?

More From The Irish Examiner