So we’re pretty excited about the new Star Trek series which is being looked after by Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller and now we may have an idea of someone already likely to join the crew.
The new series will be part of the CBS All Access streaming service in 2017, which is a cause of concern and confusion for many fans. But relax because Tony Todd has confirmed he’s already on the casting list to the MORTIS horror podcast and he’s just as confused as everyone: “CBS is doing their own series again… I’m on a very short [casting] list,” the actor said.
“I’m on the list for a couple [of shows – only one Star Trek show though]. It’s a year away. They’re not even going to get official cast until, probably, the fourth quarter of the year. And my only concern about it is that it’s going to be that [CBS All Access] online thing; I don’t understand that part.
“I’ve never done a series regular — I’ve always avoided it because I like playing different characters — but this is one year that we’re looking at some stuff, so I’m sure that we’re going to be popping up and everybody’s going to move on on sometime very soon.”
Interestingly Todd, most famous for playing Candyman, had guest appearances in DS9, TNG and Voyager and he’s in the Nerd eye right now as the voice of Zoom in The Flash.
But it’s good to know that even he, who’s in the know, is baffled by the streaming thing.
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