Rainn Wilson to Play Original 'Star Trek' Character Harry Mudd on 'Star Trek: Discovery'

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Rainn Wilson has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery

April 1 (UPI) -- The Office alum Rainn Wilson has landed a role in the sci-fi series Star Trek: Discovery.

Wilson, 51, will play Harry Mudd, "the charismatic con-man and intergalactic criminal first introduced in the original Star Trek television series," CBS All Access announced Friday. The character was originally played by Roger C. Carmel.

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

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

Isaacs will play Lorca, the ship's captain, and Wiseman will portray Tilly, a Starfleet Academy cadet.

Discovery will premiere on the CBS Television Network with subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the network's digital, subscription, video-on-demand and live-streaming service.

Its cast will also include Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, James Frain, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.