Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery - Jason Isaacs joins the cast

A ton of casting news has occurred since I last wrote about Star Trek: Discovery  The lead character will be played by Sonequa Martin-Green, whose major previous credit is The Walking Dead.  The other notable name since added is James Frain, who will appear as Sarek in one episode.  Among his other credits, I'm familiar with Frain from his work in the short-lived superhero drama The Cape.

Jason Isaacs needs little introduction, but here are some highlights all the same:
  • The Patriot (2000) His breakthrough role saw Isaacs chew scenery as a villain in Mel Gibson's Revolutionary War drama.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Isaacs debuted as Lucius Malfoy in the second movie and appeared in each succeeding entry except Prisoner of Azkaban (the third one).
  • Peter Pan (2003) He played both Mr. Darling and Captain Hook in this version of the classic story.
I'd list further credits, but those are his major ones.  Isaacs won't be the lead, but he'll add significantly to the credibility of the cast.  He's equally capable of supporting roles as leading ones.  No part is too small; this is a guy who can make anything seem bigger.

Needless to say, but his casting ratchets up my interest further than it already was.

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