James Frain – best known for his villains you love to hate/hate to love (Ferdinand in Orphan Black; Theo Galavan on Gotham) – has joined Star Trek: Discovery, where he will play the iconic role of Sarek, father of Spock.
Should be very interesting…
JAMES FRAIN JOINS “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY”
Frain To Portray Vulcan Character “Sarek,” Father Of “Spock”
Studio City, CA — STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announces James Frain as the newest addition to the series.
Frain will star as “Sarek,” the famed father of “Spock.” First introduced in the original Star Trek, “Sarek” has made multiple appearances throughout the franchise over the last five decades.
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.
CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its upcoming original series, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 8,500 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Fire TV.
CBS All Access will continue to expand its lineup of original series with additional programming to be announced.