Tony Todd, best known for his role in Candyman, said in a podcast interview yesterday that he is on “a very short list” to play a role in the upcoming Star Trek television* series.
Tony Todd was on the MORTIS horror-themed podcast yesterday to talk his role on Candyman and his involvement the recently sued Star Trek fan film, Axanar. When asked about Trek, he told MORTIS that he is currently on a short list to be cast in the upcoming 2017 television series:
CBS is doing their own series again. I’m on a very short list.
I’m on the short list for a couple [of shows]… They’re not going to even get official cast until probably the fourth quarter of the year. And then my only concern about it is that it’s gonna be this online thing. I don’t understand that part, but… You know, I’ve never done a series regular. I’ve always avoided it because I like playing different characters, but this is one year that we’re looking at some stuff, so I’m sure that we’re gonna be poppin’ up in everybody’s living room on something soon.
Trek fans may known Tony Todd mostly for his role as Worf’s brother Kurn and older Jake Sisko from DS9 The Visitor. He has come up again in the work of Trek for his recent involvement in the Axanar fan film, which is currently being sued by Paramount and CBS. Todd left the project before suit was brought and has been vocal about his lack of confidence in the project.
— Tony Todd (@TonyTodd54) December 30, 2015
We are currently reaching out to Todd’s manager for comment, and we’ll update this post if we can confirm this and update it from rumor to news!
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