Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green finally confirmed as Star Trek: Discovery’s star, First Officer Michael Burnham

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After months of trade press spilling the beans, StarTrek.com finally confirmed on Monday that Sonequa Martin-Green will star as First Officer Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery.

This may have something to do with the fact that she was playing Sasha on The Walking Dead … until Sunday’s season finale of the AMC series, that is.

Martin-Green comes to Discovery following a long and bloody run as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead. Her other television and film credits include Toe to Toe, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Army Wives and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Martin-Green joins a growing cast that also features Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Mary Wiseman as a Starfleet cadet named Tilly and many more. Catch up on all the latest Discovery news below:

Enlarge Image We've known since last year that Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha from "The Walking Dead") would fly into space as the lead of the new "Star Trek: Discovery" series. On Monday, CBS officially welcomed the actress on board the starship and also revealed her character's name: First Officer Michael Burnham. The name "Michael" is an intriguing choice, and it leaves a lot of questions about the character. Other recent casting announcements include Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs as Discovery Captain Lorca and Rainn Wilson from "The Office" as Harry Mudd, a con artist introduced in the original 1960s Star Trek series.

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