Casting News on Star Trek Discovery

CBS has now officially confirmed the recent report of actress Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) being cast in the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery.” However, her role’s name has now been changed to Captain Georgiou of the starship USS Shenzhou.

CBS is also confirming that two actors have now been cast —

Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”) will portray Lt. Saru, a Starfleet science officer and a member of a previously unseen alien race.

Anthony Rapp (“Rent,” “A Beautiful Mind”) will portray Lt. Stamets, another science officer and a astromycologist (fungus expert). And get this — he’ll also be the first openly gay character in the history of televised “Star Trek.”