Casting news for Discovery has been thick and fast in the past few months and today we were treated to another huge surprise as Jason Isaacs was announced by Deadline as one of Discovery’s major players!
Known for his role as Harry Potter Lucius Malfoy, Jason Isaacs is a hugely experienced veteran to both the large and small screen including key roles in the recent Netflix show OA as well as Brotherhood, Avatar The Last Airbender and much more – including a memorable turn as the Lewis & Clarke medic DJ in cult sci fi horror Event Horizon.
With Discovery already filming, Isaacs is reportedly taking on the role of Captain Lorca, commanding officer of the USS Discovery; a key role that will clearly be a vital part of the show as he supports series lead Sonequa Martin Green as Lt Commander Rainsford.
Original Source: Deadline.com
While incredible news, the casting does raise more questions on the shows premise with cast announced for both the USS Discovery (including Anthony Rapp & Doug Jones) and the USS Shenzhou, headed up by Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Georgiou, plus we’ll see the crew of a Klingon ship in action.
It may be a while until we find out how or why these three crews will come together as the show is planned to begin later this year with everyone remaining tight lipped on the premise, but whatevers going on, fans in the UK will be able to watch the show exclusively on Netflix alongside all other Star Trek shows from the remastered original series onwards.
UPDATE: As an addition to Isaacs casting, StarTrek.com both confirmed his role and announced that Mary Wiseman will be joining the cast as a cadet in her final year os study aboard the Discovery.
Wiseman will beam aboard the show as Tilly, a Starfleet Academy cadet in her final year of study, assigned to the U.S.S. Discovery. Among the recent Juilliard graduate’s TV credits are Difficult People, Longmire and Baskets. Her stage credits include The Octoroon, Therese Raquin (Broadway debut) and The Skin of Our Teeth, currently running at the Theater for a New Audience in Brooklyn, New York.
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