‘Walking Dead’ star Sonequa Martin-Green has booked herself the lead role in the pending sixth ‘Star Trek’ television series ‘Star Trek Discovery’.
The new show, which will premier on May on the streaming CBS All Access service is centred on a female lieutenant commander on board the USS Discovery.
Martin-Green — who will continue to portray fierce survivor Sasha on ‘Walking Dead’ as a series regular — will play a lieutenant commander on Discovery.
At present there has is no official confirmation from CBS All Access or CBS, but its only a matter of time.
The CBS All Access show features the franchise’s Enterprise, now known as the U.S.S. Discovery. The drama will introduce new characters seeking new worlds and new civilizations while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones were announced as the 13-episode series’ first castmembers.
Since then Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo added to the cast as Klingon characters.
The new series comes from the creative talents of Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Roddenberry Entertainment. Executive producers include Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Berg and Harberts took over as showrunners for Fuller, who recently noted that he will not be involved in the show’s day-to-day after stepping down from his post to focus on Starz’s ‘American Gods’ and other projects.
‘Star Trek Disovery’ will be beaming its way onto our screens in May of 2017 on CBS All Access in the USA and Netflix in the rest of the world.