Rainn Wilson Climbs Aboard Star Trek: Discovery As A Last-Minute Recruit

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Rainn Wilson Climbs Aboard Star Trek: Discovery As A Last-Minute Recruit

It’s been a rocky road for Star Trek: Discovery, but the CBS All Access series is finally – finally! – ready to enter production.

After persevering through numerous delays and a showrunner that made for the exit door mid-way through pre-production – namely Bryan Fuller, who bowed out citing a scheduling conflict – Star Trek: Discovery has assembled a truly remarkable ensemble cast, with the most recent recruit being Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca. He’s not the main player of Discovery, though. Instead, that title belongs to The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green, who signed on to play Lorca’s Number One, Lieutenant Commander Rainsford.

There’s still room in Discovery‘s cast for another recruit though, according to Deadline, after the outlet revealed that The Office star Rainn Wilson has landed the part of con man and intergalactic criminal Harry Mudd in the show, which promises 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.”

Roger C. Carmel was the one to play Mudd in the original Star Trek series, so it’ll be fascinating to see how the Powers That Be over at CBS update the character for modern times. Other cast members that have been beamed up for Star Trek: Discovery include Doug Jones (Crimson Peak, Falling Skies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michelle Yeoh, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Anthony Rapp and James Frain. The star-studded ensemble doesn’t end there, though, after we caught wind of Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Terry Serpico (Sneaky Pete), and Sam Vartholomeos all closing deals to star back in February.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres via CBS All Access later in 2017.

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