Jason Isaacs Is Star Trek: Discovery's New Captain—But Not Its Star

By James Whitbrook on at

The U.S.S. Discovery has welcomed aboard its captain. CBS has just confirmed that Jason Isaacs will join its next Star Trek series as its captain—but don’t forget, for the first time in the TV series, the captain character is not the main star.

Isaacs will play Captain Lorca, the captain of the series’ main Federation starship, Discovery. But, as we’ve known for a while, Lorca won’t be the focus of the show: that’ll be his Number One, Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, played by The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green. So while it’s an important role for the show to fill, Isaac’s won’t be the main priority of Discovery’s adventures.

Star Trek: Discovery will be available on Netflix, 24 hours after each episode airs in the US. [THR]