CBS announced this morning their latest recruitment for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery – Rainn Wilson. What’s more, The Office star will portray the legendary intergalactic con man Harry Mudd from the original Star Trek series.
Wilson joins the stellar Discovery cast, which includes The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Jason Isaacs.
Harcourt Fenton “Harry” Mudd was originally played by Roger C. Carmel, and introduced in the first season of TOS. Carmel would go on to make another appearance in the second season, as well as in the animated series.
Star Trek: Discovery began production in January, and takes place about 10 years before Captain Kirk and Spock’s original five-year mission. The series will air exclusively on CBS All Access.