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New Star Trek Series Adds Two Series Regulars

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Two more names have been added to the new “Star Trek” series starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. CBS All Access confirmed this week that Santiago Cabrera (“Salvation”) and Michelle Hurd (“Blindspot”) have joined the cast as series regulars, but we are still waiting for the new title. The new show will explore the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard’s life and more casting announcement should be confirmed over the next few months.

Santiago Cabrera recently starred for two seasons on the CBS suspense thriller “Salvation” and was in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. In addition to Cabrera’s well-known role of Aramis in the BBC series “The Musketeers,” his other television credits include “The Mindy Project,” “Merlin,” “Heroes” and the HBO television movie “Hemingway and Gellhorn,” opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. Cabrera’s film credits include Steven Soderbergh’s “Che,” “For Greater Glory” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Michelle Hurd is known for her explosive performance as Shepherd on NBC’s hit drama “Blindspot” and was recently seen on FOX’s action crime series “Lethal Weapon.” On television, Hurd is also known for Starz’s hit horror comedy “Ash Vs. Evil Dead,” the Marvel Universe series “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” the A&E summer series “The Glades” and CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0, among others. Hurd’s film credits include “You Can Choose Your Family,” opposite Jim Gaffigan, and “We Don’t Belong Here,” alongside Catherine Keener and Maya Rudolph. She will next be seen in auteur Justin Simien’s latest film, “Bad Hair,” alongside Vanessa Williams and Laverne Cox. Hurd is a proud alumnus of New York City’s premier artist community at Westbeth.

As we reported earlier, the new untitled “Star Trek” series features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character in the next chapter of his life and will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer.

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