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.

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