Star Trek: Discovery

More cast announced for Star Trek: Discovery, which is still allegedly coming sometime …

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“Star Trek: Discovery will be available in countries around the world,” says the bottom of the press release. They’re not even trying to hold themselves to any kind of release window anymore!

But they did announce five new cast members on Friday.

Star Trek: Discovery cast
L-R: Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell Dennas and Damon Runyan

Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. He played Dr. Henry Jekyll in TV’s Penny Dreadful. He was originally announced in the role of Kol, now played by Kenneth Mitchell (below).

Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, the Discovery’s security officer. Her television credits include Battlestar Galactica and The 100.

Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. His television credits include the CBS fan-favorite Jericho, The Astronaut Wives Club and Frequency.

Clare McConnell Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. Her film credits include Dim the Fluorescents, slated for release this fall.

And, as Ujilli, another leader in the Klingon Empire, Damon Runyan (not that one). His television credits include Suits, Supernatural and Gangland Undercover.

More Star Trek: Discovery news:

Even though production on CBS' Star Trek: Discovery is finally underway, the network is still not sure when the series will officially premiere. The show's original start date of early 2017 was pushed back to May and then to a far less concrete timeframe of "fall 2017." However, according to CBS Interactive president Marc DeBevoise, the network isn't committing to a 'fall 2017' date either. In an interview with Vulture, DeBevoise said that the series is still moving along as expected, adding, "We're excited, and we'll have more specifics as we get closer to what will likely be the release dates."

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