The Discovery Has Its Captain


Star Trek: Discovery may be continually delayed (now looking at a Fall launch), but it now has its captain.

THR has confirmed that Jason Isaacs will play Captain Lorca of the U.S.S. Discovery when the show finally hits CBS All Access. This casting will definitely please fans after he played Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, and this is a rare Star Wars-Star Trek crossover as he voiced the Grand Inquisitor in the first season of Star Wars Rebels.

Captain Lorca won’t be a Picard or Kirk on Discovery as they’ve already said that the show will focus on a lower-ranking officer as opposed to making the captain the central character. Still, they sure did cast a perfect actor to lead the Starship during the turbulent Klingon wars years before The Original Series.