Deadline has announced that Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful, Black Mirror), has been cast as Klingon Commanding Officer Kol in Star Trek: Discovery.

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In the Star Trek universe, there are a couple of references to Klingon’s by the name of Kol. One of them being a Klingon Captain in the Deep Space Nine Comics, the other being a spy for the Klingon Empire in a TOS novel, Timetrap. It will be interesting to see if Commanding Officer Kol will be a brand new character, or if there is any connection to the past incarnations.

Latif joins a stellar cast that, so far, includes Michelle Yeoh as Starfleet Captain Georgiou, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert and Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer.

Star Trek: Discovery will make it’s premiere on CBS then move to their streaming service, CBS All Access in May 2017. The series will also be distributed by Netflix in 188 countries and by Bell Media in Canada.


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