When we say, “Two More Klingons Cast In Star Trek: Discovery”, we don’t of course, mean two Klingons have actually been cast in Star Trek: Discovery because Klingons aren’t real. We mean that two actors have been cast as regular Klingon characters in Star Trek: Discovery. But that’s a bit wordy for Seo, the great god of the internet, so a nonsense headline will have to do. Seo is an evil, uncaring god…
Anyway, back to the point. Chris Obi (Snow White And The Huntsman) and Mary Chieffo (nothing you’ll ever have heard of unless you’re her mum) are the actors in question. According to Deadline, Obi will play T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses. Chieffo will portray L’Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship.
Interestingly, Obi is also in American Gods, whose showrunner is Bryan Fuller, who was to have been showrunner in Star Trek: Discovery until scheduling conflicts between the shows meant he had to bail from the Trek series. Maybe he was active in getting Obi cast before he left?
Previously announced casting on the show includes:
- Shazad Latif as Kol, the Commanding Officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma
- Doug Jones as Lt Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer
- Anthony Rapp as Lt Stamets, an astromycologist, or fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer
- Michelle Yeoh as Starfleet captain Georgiou
So it looks like Klingons are going to feature heavily. The question is, considering when the show is set (10 years before classic Star Trek), what will these Klingons look like? Pasty-heads or not pasty heads?
Star Trek: Discovery is currently scheduled to premiere on CBS in the States in May, after which all remaining episodes will first air on the CBS All-Access streaming service, while Netflix will carry it in the rest of the world.