‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Reveals First Look at Jason Isaacs, New Bridge
The first Star Trek: Discovery trailer finally revealed the new CBS series’ characters and aesthetic, yet we never saw the title ship or its crew. Birds and stones, Trek fans, as a new photo reveals Discovery’s Captain Lorca; both the man and his ship.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the first official photo of The OA and Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs in the role of “brilliant military tactician” Captain Gabriel Lorca, head of the U.S.S. Discovery. The photo’s background also offers a taste of the Discovery itself, as the first trailer only showed the U.S.S. Shenzhou, captained by Michelle Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou.
Featuring Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Star Trek: Discovery also has among the cast Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Doug Jones as an alien science officer, Adam Rapp as the TV franchise’s first openly-gay character and assorted crew and several Klingon roles. Ex-showrunner Bryan Fuller also previously stepped up to clarify his limited involvement in the project going forward.
Shooting primarily in Toronto, the new 15-episode Star Trek: Discovery is said to take place 10 years before Kirk’s original Enterprise mission, as well to be “heavily serialized.” The new series will also explore the fallout of an event referenced, but never seen in the original series. Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined the creative side along with Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, fan-favorite Voyager novel alum Kirsten Beyer, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite.
Discovery will stream the first two episodes on CBS All-Access Sunday, September 24 (the first will air on CBS), pushing the second half of Season 1 to January 2018. We’ll likely see more from the new Star Trek soon, so stay tuned.