‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Beams Up First 3 Cast Members: Female Captain, Alien Officer & Fungus Expert

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“Star Trek: Discovery” on the subscription streaming platform CBS All Access has found its first three cast members in Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp. The TV reboot set to begin its run in May 2017 will begin production soon. More casting announcements are expected, including the show’s lead. “Star Trek: Discovery” will also run on Netflix in countries outside the United States.

The full press release is below.

Studio City, CA – STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announces its first three cast members: Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Anthony Rapp. As previously announced, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will premiere in May 2017 on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live streaming service.

Doug Jones will star as “Lt. Saru,” a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe.

Michelle Yeoh will star as “Captain Georgiou,” the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.

Anthony Rapp will star as “Lt. Stamets,” an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery.

Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The 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 series premieres May 2017 on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space Channel and CraveTV.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its upcoming original series, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 8,500 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Fire TV.

CBS All Access will continue to expand its lineup of original series with additional programming to be announced.

The official social media handles for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Twitter: @StarTrekCBS Instagram: @StarTrekCBS Snapchat: @StarTrekCBS Facebook: Star Trek CBS

To sign up for CBS All Access, please visit: CBS All Access

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