CBS’ “Star Trek: Discovery” has added three more Starfleet members to its roster. The new actors’ roles range from admiral to ensign in the show that will remain independent of the current run of “Star Trek” films starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
According to Variety, Terry Serpico will take on the role of Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking member of Starfleet. Maulik Pancholy (pictured above) will be Dr. Nambue, the Chief Medical Officer of the Starship Shenzhou. Sam Vartholomeos will be Ensign Connor, a junior officer stationed on the Starship Shenzhou. Actors already confirmed for the series include Sonequa Martin-Green as a lieutenant commander, James Frain as Spock’s father and Anthony Rapp as expert studying space fungus.
“Star Trek: Discovery” is the first new television entry in the “Star Trek” franchise since “Star Trek: Enterprise” ended in 2005. The series will be set approximately a decade before the original “Star Trek” television series created by Gene Roddenberry.
“Star Trek: Discovery” is helmed by Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts. Bryan Fuller was previously slated to be the series’ showrunner, but Fuller had to step down from his position in late October of last year when the pressure of helming two other series—“American Gods” and “Amazing Stories”—became too great.
“Star Trek: Discovery” will air on the CBS television network before moving exclusively to the network’s All Access online streaming subscription service.