CBS' upcoming Star Trek reboot series, Star Trek: Discovery, has found its lead in The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green; Green is officially the first African American woman to lead the cast of a Star Trek ensemble.
She will play a lieutenant on board the ship--also the first for the franchise, in not having the captain be the lead character.
The show's executive producer, Bryan Fuller, spoke on the new era:
We've seen six series from the captain's point of view. To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship—one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context.