CBS has announced three new cast members to the Star Trek Discovery team. Newly announced are Sam Vartholomeos, Maulik Pancholy (we broken this news back on January 21st), and Terry Serpico.
Here’s what we know about the new Star Trek Discovery cast members, their names and their roles.
Sam Vartholomeos, who has previously been on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, will be playing Ensign Connor. Interestingly, Connor is still enlisted with Starfleet Academy but is also a Junior Officer assigned to the USS Shenzhou.
Maulik Pancholy has also been cast to Discovery. Playing Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nambue, Pancholy’s character will also be aboard the starship Shenzhou. Pancholy is best known for his role on 30 Rock. We also wrote about the possiblity of Pancholy being added to the Star Trek Discovery cast back in January.
Last but not least, Terry Serpico will play an Admiral named Anderson. CBS has pointed out that Admiral Anderson is “a high-ranking Starfleet official”. What that means, specifically, we don’t know (most Admirals are considered high-ranking just by their nature). According to CBS, Serpico’s film and television credits include 100 Centre Street, The Departed, Army Wives, Rescue Me, Sneaky Pete, Elementary and The Purge: Election Year.
USS Shenzhou More Prominent Than Expected
With the announcements of two new major cast members on the USS Shenzhou, it seems that star ship is taking on more of a role in the season’s story line than originally thought. We’ll be releasing our analysis on the USS Shenzhou soon, so stay tuned for that. In the meanwhile, tell us what you think about the new casting announcement in the comments section below.