Excitement continues to build for ‘Star Trek; Discovery,’ CBS’ newest take on the televised franchise, despite multiple premiere-date push-backs and concerns over on-set issues.  The recently-released trailer has given many fans something to build hope on, however, and now we’re receiving more words of encouragement, in the form of casting information: According to Trek Movie, Rainn Wilson is now confirmed to be portraying classic ‘Trek’ series character Harry Mudd in multiple episodes of ‘Discovery’s’ first season!

Wilson, best known to fans for his work on TV series ‘The Office’ and ‘Six Feet Under’ and the feature film ‘Super,’ is an excellent pick to bring to life the character of Harcourt Fenton Mudd, first portrayed on-screen back in the late 1960s by Roger C. Carmel.  Mudd was one of the few non-main characters in the classic series to be featured in multiple episodes in ‘Trek’s’ first and second seasons, as well as an episode of the 1970s’ ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series‘ as well.

Harry Mudd had quite a “rap sheet” in the original ‘Star Trek’ series, so it will be interesting to see if ‘Discovery’ explores that particular side of the character or not.  See for yourself from a screen-cap of the classic series’ episode ‘Mudd’s Women,’ here is Harry’s “Future Police Record:”

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What do you think, Trek fans?  Are you interested in learning more about Harry Mudd’s back-story, or would you prefer the series to focus on new content?  Sound off in the comments section below!

Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 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 will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access.

‘Star Trek; Discovery’ is scheduled to premiere this Fall on CBS, before moving to the network’s streaming-only service CBS All Access.

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