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CBS All Access has found the captain for its upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” television series, the first “Star Trek” TV series in 11 years, the streaming service announced on Tuesday.
“Harry Potter” star Jason Isaacs has been cast to play Captain Lorca of the Starship Discovery.
Fans of the “Harry Potter” film franchise will recognize Isaacs as the conniving Voldemort devotee Lucius Malfoy. Isaacs most recently starred on Netflix’s “The OA.”
Previously, he starred on the USA Network series “Dig” and NBC’s short-lived drama “Awake.”
Additionally, Mary Wiseman has been cast in the role of Tilly, a Starfleet Academy Cadet in her final year of study, who gets assigned to the Starship Discovery. Wiseman appears on the FX comedy “Baskets.”
The pair join previously announced “Star Trek: Discovery” cast members, including Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, and Mary Chieffo.
Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek” film franchise, “Transformers”) and Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”) are executive producing the series.
“Star Trek: Discovery” was originally planned to debut in January 2017, and was then pushed to May 2017. But in late January, CBS announced that production would be delayed once again and didn’t give a new debut date.