Sonequa Martin-Green is coming to Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery has found its lead actress in The Walking Dead alum Sonequa Martin-Green. A report from EW says that the first Star Trek show in over a decade will feature The Walking Dead star as a lieutenant aboard the Discovery.
Martin-Green will continue her role on The Walking Dead as she stars in Discovery. She is also the first African American woman to lead a Star Trek show. Discovery will also feature the series’ first-ever openly gay character, a lieutenant played by Anthony Rapp.
Brian Fuller, the show runner of Discovery has had this to say about the project:
“Star Trek started with a wonderful expression of diversity in its cast…we’re continuing that tradition. We wanted to paint a picture of Starlet that’s indicative of encountering people who are much more different than we are.”
“We’ve seen six series from the captain’s point of view. To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship — one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context.”
The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery is slated to air in May of 2017 on CBS All Access.
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