Star Trek Discovery has found its Captain Lorca in the formidable form of British actor Jason Isaacs. Joining the already cast Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), Isaacs joins the ranks of William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula as the Captain of a Starfleet vessel.
Jason Isaacs is best known for portraying the menacing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, more recently he featured in Netflix's sci-fi series The O.A and is expected to return in some capacity for the forthcoming second season. I'm a big fan of Issacs, from his haniously evil turn in The Patriot, to rocking a handlebar moustache (and pulling it off) in Green Zone, Isaacs is always a commanding presence in anything he appears in.
Star Trek Discovery was initially set to launch earlier this year, the first delay pushed the series back until may, but Discovery suffered another setback when showrunner Bryan Fuller departed to concentrate on his other series (American Gods). Fuller was eventually replaced by Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts (Reign), and earlier this year a CBS spokesman released a statement that confirmed the May launch date was no longer the aim.
"This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it's best for the show. We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows."
Unlike previous Star Trek TV shows, Discovery won't be broadcast on network television and will only be availble to US audiences on CBS All Acess. Outside of American the series will be distributed by Netflix with episodes being released on a weekly basis.
Also starring Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh and James Frain as Spock's father (Sarek), Star Trek Discovery should hopefully be with us later this year.