Star Trek: Discovery Casts Three More Starfleet Officers

Posted 02/15/2017 1124 0

Three new actors have been added to the cast, with Maulik Pancholy, Terry Serpico and Sam Vartholomeos signing up to appear.


Though each new announcement about new televisual Trek show Star Trek: Discovery has us wondering when it'll actually arrive on screens, at least work appears to be happening apace on the series itself. With production already underway, "Star Trek: Discovery" continues to add crew members. Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Sam Vartholomeos (The Following), and Terry Serpico (Sneaky Pete) will all appear in the show.

Pancholy is the most recognizable of the new cast members after his stint on "30 Rock" as the long-suffering assistant to Alec Baldwin's TV executive Jack Donaghy. Pancholy steps into the role of chief medical officer Dr. Nambue on board the Starship Shenzou, which will be captained by Michelle Yeoh.

Terry Serpico has played mostly minor roles in his many film and television appearances. Audiences will no doubt recognize him from his many parts in the various "Law & Order" shows, where he played several different characters. One of his most prolific roles was that of Eddie Gavin, the main character's cousin and a ne'er-do-well attorney in the monumental FX drama "Rescue Me." Serpico plays Admiral Anderson in "Discovery."

Sam Vartholomeos is one of the few relative newcomers appearing in "Discovery." He had a bit part in the 2013 flop "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but beyond that, doesn't even have enough credits to his name to earn him an IMDB page. He plays Ensign Conner, a young officer in service on the Shenzou.

The trio join a large cast which includes The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones (Hellboy), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Anthony Rapp (A Beautiful Mind), Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful), Mary Chieffo (Shelby's Vacation), Chris Obi (Ghost in the Shell), and James Frain (True Detective).

The new reboot features the franchise's Enterprise, now known as the U.S.S. Discovery. The drama will introduce new characters seeking new worlds and civilizations while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.

The series premieres in May on the CBS network with all subsequent episodes available in the U.S. on CBS All Access. The series will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space Channel and CraveTV.

Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers.