‘Star Trek Discovery’ hasn’t exactly moved at Warp Speed to reach viewers, but now it seems the show and its creators have hit their stride and things appear to be on track. The latest news is that the CBS All Access series has added three new Klingons to its roster, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo. These castings follow the recent announcements of Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou of the starship Shenzou, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets an “astromycologist” aboard the Discovery and Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, an alien science officer who belongs to a race brand new to the ‘Trek’ universe.
Chris Obi will star as T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses. Latif will star as Kol, the Commanding Officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma. Mary Chieffo will star as L’Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship.
Shazad Latif has a role in the upcoming Shonda Rhimes ABC period drama ‘Still Star-Crossed’ which follows the Capulets and Montagues after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He will appear on the big screen in the Liam Neeson action drama ‘The Commuter’. He may be best known for playing Dr. Jekyll on ‘Penny Dreadful‘.
Mary Cieffo is basically an unknown. She has appeared in some shorts and indie films, but this is her proverbial “big break.”
‘Star Trek Discovery’ was originally slated to premiere in January but was pushed back to May. As originally planned, the pilot episode will air on CBS, but the subsequent episodes will only be available on CBS All Access.
The show’s lead character, a female first mate, has yet to be cast.
How do you think the cast for this series is shaping up?
Source: The Wrap