Shazad Latif Joins The Cast Of Star Trek: Discovery

shazadlatifCBS has tapped Dr. Henry Jeckyll from the Showtime series Penny Dreadful to play a role on their new Star Trek: Discovery. British actor Shazad Latif will be playing Klingon Commanding Officer Kol.

Also joining the cast as Klingon's are Chris Obi (Roots) as T'Kuvma, a leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses and Mary Chieffo as L'Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of a Klingon ship.

They joins a cast that already includes Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh. The series features a completely new ship and crew.

The series was conceived by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, but Fuller had to leave the series in October due to scheduling conflicts though he retains an executive producer credit.

Latif has also appeared in MI-5, Ordinary Lies and Toast of London.

The series is set to debut in May of 2017 on CBS and then moving to CBS All Access and Netflix.


[Source: Deadline]

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