Jason Isaacs – Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, and more recently seen in both The OA on Netflix and A Cure For Wellness at the cinema – has been cast as the captain of the Discovery in the new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery.
The character will be called Captain Lorca. As has previously been reported, Lorca is not the star of the show, as in a change with Trek tradition, the main character will a Lieutenant Commander called Rainsford, played by The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green.
In addition, Mary Wiseman (Baskets) has joined the cast as Cadet Tilly, a Starfleet Academy Cadet in her final year of study, also assigned to the Discovery.
Isaacs, a much underrated actor in BUZZ’s opinion was also the star of a brilliant one-series wonder that only about eight people ever watched – Awake (2012). He’s also voiced the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels.