Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman to co-star in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

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Jason Isaacs and Mary Wiseman have joined the cast of the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery.

Isaacs will play Lorca, the ship's captain, and Wiseman will portray Tilly, a Starfleet Academy cadet in her final year of study.

"The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers," a press release said. "The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the network's digital-subscription, video-on-demand and live-streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV."

The sci-fi drama will also feature Sonequa Martin-Green, James Frain, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones.

The U.S.S. Discovery has its captain! Welcome aboard @jasonsfolly & Mary Wiseman: https://t.co/SMoDXSEctK #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/1EvJtduDpi— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) March 7, 2017

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.