Comedian and actress Tig Notaro (“One Mississippi”) is set to guest star in the second season of CBS All Access and Netflix’s “Star Trek: Discovery” series.
Notaro is taking on the role of the USS Hiawatha’s chief engineer Denise Reno for an unconfirmed number of episodes. The Hiawatha is an Akula-class ship affiliated with Starfleet.
Notaro follows in the footsteps of another comedian, “The Office” star Rainn Wilson, who appeared in the first season as con man Harry Mudd. She’s the second major addition to the show’s second season following the recent casting of Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”) as USS Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike.
Filming begins this month, and no premiere date has yet been set.