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Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs joins Star Trek: Discovery in captain’s role

Lucius Malfoy is about to get all the power

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Production on Star Trek: Discovery is currently underway, but one of the most talked-about roles will be going to Harry Potter’s Lucius Malfoy.

Jason Isaacs, the British actor best known for portraying the head of the Malfoy family in all eight Harry Potter movies, tweeted out a picture of the Captain’s chair from the USS Discovery, calling it his new seat. CBS later confirmed the actor would be playing Captain Lorca, head of the USS Discovery.

The actor deleted the tweet just 11 minutes after he posted it, but it can be seen in the screenshot below.


Despite Isaacs taking on the role of the Captain, he won’t be playing the main character. In previous Star Trek installments, the Captain has typically been the main character as head of the ship he or she commanded. During a press tour last summer, however, former showrunner Bryan Fuller confirmed the main character would be a lieutenant aboard the USS Discovery, not a captain.

In December, The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green was announced as the female lead. Martin-Green, best known for her work as Sasha Williams in AMC’s zombie series, would play the unnamed lieutenant commander of the USS Discovery. Martin-Green joins Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones as members of the Discovery. CBS previously confirmed that Yeoh would be playing Captain Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou, while Rapp and Jones take on the respective roles of Lieutenant Stamets and Lieutenant Saru.

Star Trek: Discovery has suffered from a couple of delays over the past year due to production issues, casting and losing its showrunner. The series is currently filming in Toronto, however, and CBS chief Les Moonves promises the series will debut by early fall.

Star Trek: Discovery will be available to stream on CBS’ stand-alone streaming service, All Access, but the pilot will debut on the regular network.

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