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Star Trek: Discovery Adds Three Starfleet Officers

Three Starfleet Officers Added to Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Sam Vartholomeos, Maulik Pancholy and Terry Serpico have been announced as the newest castmembers of Star Trek: Discovery. All three actors will play Starfleet Officers in the series, which is currently filming in Toronto.

Terry Serpico will play Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking Starfleet official. Serpico has previously been seen in The Departed, Rescue Me, Sneaky Pete, Elementary, The Purge: Election Year, Army Wives and 100 Centre Street.

Maulik Pancholy will play Dr. Nambue, the Chief Medical Officer aboard the Shenzhou. His credits include Weeds, Hitch, 30 Rock, Phineas & Ferb and The Good Wife.

Sam Vartholomeos will portray Ensign Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy on board the starship Shenzhou. His credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Following.

The trio join the already-announced cast of Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, James Frain, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo.

Last week, CBS released a behind-the-scenes production trailer for the new show.

The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere with a broadcast TV special on CBS later this year. That episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the U.S. on the video streaming service CBS All Access.

Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) and Kirsten Beyer are serving as a writers and consulting producers with Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry as executive producers. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have been hired as co-showrunners.

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  1. The Chadwick

    February 14, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I like that from the beginning we will see various ranking members of starfleet from the academy all the way up to admirals.

  2. Michel Crevier

    February 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I’ m eager to see the new series

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