Rainn Wilson to play con-man Harry Mudd on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Actor Rainn Wilson, a cast member in the motion picture drama "Middle of Nowhere," attends the premiere of the film as part of the LA Film Festival in Los Angeles on June 20, 2012. Wilson will soon be seen on the new series "Star Trek: Discovery." File Photo by Jim Ruymen

April 1 (UPI) — “The Office” alum Rainn Wilson has landed a role in the sci-fi series “Star Trek: Discovery.”

Wilson, 51, will play Harry Mudd, “the charismatic con-man and intergalactic criminal first introduced in the original “Star Trek” television series,” CBS All Access announced Friday. The character was originally played by Roger C. Carmel.

“Discovery” will premiere on the CBS Television Network with subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the network’s digital, subscription, video-on-demand and live-streaming service.

Its cast will also include Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, James Frain, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones.

CASTING NEWS: adds @rainnwilson to its roster as Harry Mudd, first seen in the original television series!


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