CBS has now officially announced the first three cast members of its “Star Trek: Discovery” TV series. Michelle Yeoh, who was linked last week, is now officially set and will be joined by Doug Jones (“Hellboy”) and Anthony Rapp (“Rent”).
Yeoh will play Captain Georgiou of the Federation starship Shenzou. Rapp will play Lieutenant Stamets, a science officer on the U.S.S. Discovery who specializes in an astromycology (space fungus).
Jones will play Lieutenant Saru, a Starfleet science officer and a member of an alien species new to the franchise. His character isn’t attached to a particular starship. No other details about the roles were revealed.
Further casting for the series is expected in coming days. “Star Trek: Discovery” is currently set to premiere in May.