British character actor Jason Isaacs has joined the cast of CBS’ latest Star Trek series as Lorca, Captain of the Starship Discovery.
Isaacs, a fan favourite of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review listeners, played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films and appeared in The West Wing. He’s recently been seen in Netflix’s The OA.
Isaacs join a crew that includes Sonequa Martin-Green as Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor, and James Frain as Sarek, astrophysicist and father of Spock.
Additional cast members include Michelle Yeoh plus Shazad Latif as Kol, a Klingon commanding officer, Chris Obi as Klingon leader T’Kuvma, and Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander.
Discovery is due to premiere in late Summer/early Fall, according to CBS.