Considering the giant cluster that Star Trek: Discovery has become, it is not a surprise that they are still issuing casting announcements four months after they were supposed to start filming. As revealed on Startrek.com, there are now five new cast members joining the Discovery.
Apparently something went weird with the casting behind the scenes because Shazad Latif has now been recast as Lieutenant Tyler instead of the Klingon Kol. Kol will now be played by Kenneth Mitchell. We will have two other Klingon leaders, Dennas and Ujilli, played by Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan. Rekha Sharma will be joining the Discovery crew as security officer Commander Landry.
Now I wouldn’t get too excited about these guys because, for all we know, they may get their roles reassigned to someone else given how chaotic production has been.
There is no longer a cohesive release date for Star Trek: Discovery, so it may be safe to say that we will probably not be seeing this show released this year. I will direct you to io9, who sums up my thoughts regarding this whole debacle in the bestest of ways, because this show has turned into a cluster.
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