first_imgNice chair. Hope it’s comfy.— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) March 7, 2017Bryan Fuller, who was the previous showrunner, said that the show would star the lieutenant commander of a Starfleet ship, not a captain, which was traditional for the franchise.Sonequa Martin-Green will be playing Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford on the Discovery. The character will be working under Isaacs’ Captain Lorca. He’ll be joining Michelle Yeoh, who will also be playing a Starfleet captain integral to the story.Other actors that have signed on include Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Maulik Pancholy, Terry Serpico, James Frain, and others. There is also a cast of Klingons played by Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, and Mary Chieffo.Isaacs is best known for playing characters that skew on the side of villainy. He’s most recognizable as Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter film franchise but has also provided the voice for a number of comic villains like Sinestro and Lex Luthor. This isn’t to say that Lorca will be a morally ambiguous character, but since this is the kind of person that Isaacs plays best, we can only hope so.So good news: we know that Star Trek: Discovery is still happening. Bad news: we still don’t know when we can expect to see it. It’s in production and has started filming, so be on the lookout for the premiere, which will air on CBS and then stream on the CBS All Access app. Stay on target We don’t have a release date for Star Trek: Discovery, but we did get word of another cast member, and he’s a familiar face in geek circles.It was announced Tuesday that Jason Isaacs had been cast as Captain Lorca, who is the Discovery’s highest ranking officer.Isaacs tweeted out an almost official confirmation earlier but deleted it. He has since reposted the tweet since the news broke, which features a picture of the captain’s chair and a statement: “hope it’s comfy.”center_img ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations last_img