The upcoming CBS series adds more Klingons and Starfleet officers by casting Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan.
CBS All Access has announced five additional cast members of its upcoming "Star Trek: Discovery". Among the newly added actors are Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan.
"Penny Dreadful" star Latif has been tapped to play Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. Latif was initially cast as Kol, which is now played by Mitchell.
Sharma, meanwhile, will portray Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery. Sharma previously starred on "Battlestar Galactica and "The 100". Mitchell ("Jericho", "The Astronaut Wives Club", "Frequency") takes over Latif's initial role as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon empire.
Also joining the cast are McConnel ("Dim the Fluorescents") and Runyan ("Suits", "Supernatural", "Gangland Undercover") who are cast as Dennas and Ujilli, respectively. Dennas is the leader in the Klingon Empire, while Ujilli is the leader in the Klingon Empire.
The stars will join the previously announced cast members, including Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, James Frain, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo and Rainn Wilson.
"Star Trek: Discovery" is a prequel to the original "Trek" series, set about 10 years before Captain Kirk's five-year mission. The new series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
The production of "Star Trek: Discover" has begun in January for its scheduled premiere on CBS later this year. All new episodes of the series will later be available on CBS All Access.