Star Trek: Discovery

Meet the Klingons of Star Trek: Discovery

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The casting announcements for Star Trek: Discovery are finally starting to beam in.

Just a couple weeks after Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp were announced on the Federation side of things, three actors have been cast to play the first Klingons of Star Trek: Discovery that we know of.

Chris Obi plays T’Kuvma, a leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses. Shazad Latif will play his protege Kol, a commanding officer. Mary Chieffo will play battle deck commander L’Rell.

Klingons of Star Trek: Discovery

Obi has appeared in Doctor Who, State of Play, Snow White and the Huntsman and Roots. Latif will be familiar to viewers of MI-5, Black Mirror, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Penny Dreadful. Chieffo has stage credits in Othello, as well as TV and film roles such as Natural Disasters, Girls!, Girls!, Girls! and Miss Dial, and the upcoming Shelby’s Vacation.

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