Jason Isaacs Looks So Uncomfortable in His Star Trek: Discovery Uniform

The real captain of the U.S.S. Discovery has taken the conn. Jason Isaacs will play Captain Gabriel Lorca in CBS's upcoming Star Trek: Discovery and has, until now, been strangely absent from any promotional images or trailers.

Today, Netflix announced that the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery will launch on Monday, September 25th exclusively on Netflix everywhere excluding the USA and Canada. The episodes will also be available on CBS All Acccess that same night. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5.

Season 1 will then resume with seven more episodes, which will begin streaming in January.

Saru, left, Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou in CBS' "Star Trek: Discovery".

The series boasts a cast of genre franchise veterans, including "The Mummy's" Michelle Yeoh, "Harry Potter's" Jason Isaacs, "Hellboy's" Doug Jones, "The Office's" Rainn Wilson and "The Walking Dead" and "Once Upon a Time" alum Sonequa Martin-Green.

Lorca is described as "steely" and a "brilliant military tactician", but, breaking with the past Star Trek tradition, Captain Lorca will not be the lead character of Star Trek: Discovery. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will executive produced. To that effect, CBS has added all of the past Star Trek television series to the CBS All Access streaming service, as well as a handful of the Star Trek feature films. Are you excited for the new Star Trek?

  • Kyle Peterson