Rainn Wilson has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery and will play a familiar role to longtime Star Trek fans, as Harry Mudd.
The con artist Harcourt Fenton “Harry” Mudd first appeared in The Original Series episode “Mudd’s Women” and later in “I, Mudd” and in The Animated Series episode “Mudd’s Passion”. Mudd was originally played by Roger C. Carmel.
Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office. He has also appeared in Six Feet Under, Numb3rs, Entourage, Galaxy Quest, and House of 1000 Corpses.
Cast members already announced for the next installment of Star Trek on TV include Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Sonequa Martin-Green (Lt. Cmdr Rainsford), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), James Frain (Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Kol), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Tilly), and Mary Chieffo (L’Rell).
Star Trek: Discovery is currently shooting in Toronto and will most-likely premier later this fall.
Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers on the series. Nicholas Meyer and Kirsten Beyer are serving as a writers and consulting producers.
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