Entertainment Weekly have released their trio covers featuring the cast of ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ The first cover features Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs and Shazad Latif . The second cover features Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham. The last cover features Martin-Green, Jones, Anthony Rapp and Mary Wiseman.
Behind-the-scenes with the cast:
Meet Lt. Stamets (Anthony Rapp):
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is introducing the first openly gay character ‘Star Trek’ television history. Actor Anthony Rapp (Rent) will play Lt. Paul Stamets, a science officer who specializes in astromycology, the study of fungus in space.
“We’re at a point in time where people aren’t defined by their sexuality,” says Aaron Harberts, who serves as showrunner on the series along with Gretchen J. Berg. “What’s fascinating about the character is that when we meet him we don’t know who or what he is. He’s so super specific, he’s persnickety and difficult and brilliant, and he isn’t going to give an inch and he has very strong feelings about why he’s on the Discovery. We wanted to roll out that character’s sexuality the way people would roll out their sexuality in life.”
Rapp on his character and relationship: “I’m really excited and happy when a gay character is a part of a story — especially when a gay character is created in a complex and human and non-stereotypical, interesting way, and that has certainly been the case with Stamets. And you get to see his relationship. There was a little glimpse in Sulu in Beyond, and it was a nice nod. But in this case, we actually get to see me with my partner in conversation, in our living quarters, you get to see our relationship over time, treated as any other relationship would be treated.”
At Comic-Con, Rapp announced that Wilson Cruz had been cast as Dr. Hugh Culber, Lt. Stamets love interest. Cruz is known for his role as Rickie Vasquez in My So Called Life. Other credits include playing Angel in the Broadway production of Rent, Party of Five, and Noah’s Arc.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
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.
Cast: Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor, Mary Wiseman as Cadet Tilly, James Frain as Sarek, astrophysicist and father of Spock, Chris Obi as Klingon leader T’Kuvma, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou.
As an added bonus, Star Trek: Discovery has expanded its original series order from 13 to 15 episodes—which means even more sci-fi goodness in Season 1.
CBS All Access has also announced that Star Trek: Discovery is getting its very own after-show, called Talking Trek.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ set to premiere Sunday, September 24th.