News: Tig Notaro Cast In Season 2 Of Star Trek: Discovery


Tig Notaro cast in season 2 of Discovery

Stand-up comedian and One Mississippi star Tig Notaro has been cast in a guest starring role for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, which is set to begin production later this month. There is no additional information about the characters or how she fits into Star Trek Canon. There is also no word yet on how many episodes that she will appear in. 

Notaro has made numerous appearances on TV shows and films, but is probably best known for her stand-up comedy and the semi-autobiographical Amazon series One Mississippi, which she co-wrote, produced, and stars in. She will next appear in the comedy Instant Family with Octavia Spencer, Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, and Isabela Moner.

Anson Mount had been previously announced to portray Captain Christopher Pike, who
 was first introduced in the original Star Trek series as the original captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, before Captain James T. Kirk assumed command. No additional casting has been announced and there currently is no official air date for season 2. At TCA, co-showrunner Aaron Harberts said that: 

“The second season is not a war season… we are very interested in tackling themes of science versus faith. We’ll be nine years before [Star Trek: The Original Series] and there are things from TOS that we want to do some nods to.”