Today, Entertainment Weekly revealed the first photo of "Star Trek: Discovery" star Jason Isaacs (best known as Lucius Malfoy from the "Harry Potter" film series) sitting in the Captain's chair aboard the USS Discovery in uniform as his character, Captain Lorca.
So why isn't the ship's captain the lead on Star Trek: Discovery?
Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m ET/PT on CBS with the following fourteen episodes set to follow exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service weekly. While Lorca's role may prove less substantial than past captains in terms of the story, let's hope Issacs' original character gets enough screen time to be in that age-old conversation of Star Trek;s greatest captains in franchise history. The episodes will also be available on CBS All Acccess that same night. The full season will be released in two chapters: The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5, and the latter seven will resume in January.
Season 1 will then resume with seven more episodes, which will begin streaming in January.
As shown in the trailer, Sarek-Spock's father-is a mentor of sorts to her, which creates a familiar Star Trek struggle. More intriguingly, it also implied a potential Vulcan past for Sonequa Martin-Green's first officer, albeit one still kept under wraps. The series will air on CBS All Access in the USA and be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
Co-showrunner Aaron Harberts, who helms the show alongside Gretchen J. Berg, said that finding an actress who could really sell Burnham's conflicts was extremely hard, but Martin-Green, fresh off a run on the hit series The Walking Dead, ended up being flawless for the part.
What do you think of this first image of Jason Isaacs' Captain Lorca? While fans have been waiting impatiently for the first Star Trek television series in over a decade, executive producer Alex Kurtzman has assured fans that the final product will be worth the wait.