Per Deadline, Star Trek: Discovery has landed versatile actor Jason Isaacs as it’s new captain, Captain Lorca.
Star Trek: Discovery is set to debut this fall on CBS All Access although there has been talk of possibly airing the pilot on CBS television and then moving the series to their online property.
Jason Isaacs is a veteran actor of television (Awake, Dig) as well as countless movies (Harry Potter, Black Hawk Down, The Patriot, Green Zone). He will play opposite lead Sonequa Martin-Green’ s Lt. Commander Rainsford.
Here is the series storyline, per imdb.com
Set roughly ten years before the events of Star Trek the original series, and standing apart from the timeline of the current feature films, Star Trek: Discovery follows the crew of the starship USS Discovery, while exploring an event previously mentioned in the history of the original Star Trek timeline.
Sidenote: I think that was the hokiest title for an article I have ever written…