A brand new “Star Trek” television series is coming this fall to CBS All Access, titled “Star Trek: Discovery.” The new show will take place approximately 10 years prior to the original “Star Trek” series. Fifteen episodes are set to air including the two-part premiere on September 24, 2017. Click through our photo gallery above that highlights all of the “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 character posters.
Jason Isaacs, who’s perhaps best known as Lucius Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies, takes on the leading role of Captain Gabriel Lorca on “Star Trek: Discovery.” The Hollywood A-lister has also appeared on the big screen in “The Patriot” (2000) and “Black Hawk Down” (2001), and his notable TV projects have included “Brotherhood,” “Awake,” “Dig” and “The OA.”
Also starring on the latest “Star Trek” series are “The Walking Dead” alum Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, James Frain, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy and Sam Vartholomeos. The program is created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, and the series premiere is directed by David Semel.
“Stark Trek: Discovery” is the sixth installment of the popular franchise that began with the original series (1966–1969). Isaacs joins former Starfleet captains William Shatner (the original series), Patrick Stewart (“The Next Generation”), Avery Brooks (“Deep Space Nine”), Kate Mulgrew (“Voyager”) and Scott Bakula (“Enterprise”). On the big screen, Chris Pine has taken over the role of Captain Kirk that was originally portrayed by Shatner.
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