Two new stars have joined the crew of the USS Discovery. CBS is confirming that Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp will star in Star Trek: Discovery as Lt. Saru, an alien Starfleet science officer and Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist.
First official casting announcement confirmed
CBS is officially confirming the announcement of two new crew members who will board the USS Discovery this May: Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp. They are also confirming that Michelle Yeoh has been cast as Captain Georgiou of the Starship Shenzhou. This is an update from original reports that her character would be named Captain Han Bo. A press release announcing the news was sent out at 10:31 PST this morning (I see what you did there, CBS!).
Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Falling Skies) will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet science officer and a member of an alien species unseen before in the Star Trek universe.
Welp. Looks like I can tell you some good news today…. https://t.co/fQEW6NV6kN
— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) November 29, 2016
Rapp (RENT, A Beautiful Mind) will portray the role of Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist (fungus expert) and science officer. Lt. Stamets is confirmed to be the first ever openly gay character in the history of Star Trek on television (he’s second if you count Sulu in Star Trek Beyond).
So proud to be a part of this journey. I’m a longtime fan and super geek of the highest order. https://t.co/WCO3ulM7Gm
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) November 29, 2016
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) November 30, 2016