Since our last article on the Star Trek: Discovery we have had six new casting. These include the First Officer of the Starship and an actor changing roles.

Sonequa Martin Green had long rumored to be in the series. However her casting was not confirmed until last month, after her character in The Walking Dead was killed off. She will play First Officer Michael Burnham.

This week we had another five actor’s roles in the series announced. Shazad Latif was initially cast as Klingon Kol but will star as Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. Shazad is known for his role as Dr Henry Jekyll in the television series Penny Dreadful.

New Klingons

Star Trek: Discovery - Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan
Star Trek: Discovery – These three are all part of the Klingon Empire. Kenneth Mitchell will star as commanding officer Kol, Clare McConnell will star as leader Dennas and Damon Runyan will star as another leader, Ujilli ©2017 CBS Television Studios

Kenneth Mitchell will take up Shazad’s previous role as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Kenneth’s television credits include the fan-favorite Jericho on CBS, The Astronaut Wives Club and Frequency.

There were also two other Klingon roles announced.

Clare McConnell will star as Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. Clare’s film credits include the upcoming Dim the Fluorescents. That is due for release this fall.

Damon Runyan will star as Ujilli, also a leader in the Klingon Empire. Damon’s television credits include Suits, Supernatural and Gangland Undercover.

Finally we have one other for Starfleet. Rekha Sharma will star as Commander Landry. She is the security officer of Starship Discovery. Rekha’s television credits include Battlestar Galactica and The 100.

Star Trek Discovery - Prototype Discover
The prototype design for the Discovery ©2016 CBS

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. That’s the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The series is also being distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix. As a result it will be available in 188 countries. In Canada it will be 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.