Today CBS announced the cast member which will be the key Klingons for Star Trek: Discovery. The chosen actors are Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo.

  • Chris will star as “T’Kuvma,” the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses.
  • Shazad will star as “Kol,” the Commanding Officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma.
  • Mary will star as “L’Rell,” the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship.

The three join the previously announced cast members Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp.

Star Trek: Discovery Official Lowdown


Star Trek is one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises. It returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with Star Trek: Discovery.

The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions. It will be embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

The series premieres May 2017 on the CBS Television Network. All subsequent episodes will be available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. It will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.

Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online