The "Star Trek: Discovery" voyage has only begun. With the show long since renewed for Season 2, casting is underway.
The most recently revealed addition to the cast is comedian Tig Notaro. The actress and writer has signed on for a guest role, Variety reports. She'll appear as a new character named Denise Reno, the chief engineer of the U.S.S. Hiawatha.
Notaro comes to the series having hosted podcasts, done stand-up, and written several projects. Not only did she star in Amazon's "One Mississippi," she co-created the series with Diablo Cody. Some of her other recent work includes the upcoming film "Dog Days," a multi-episode arc on "Transparent," and the Netflix documentary "Tig."
The actress's casting comes in the wake of another addition -- that of Anson Mount. Unlike Notaro, he'll play a character fans of the franchise have already seen -- Christopher Pike, captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Pike has been played by multiple actors since the original series, including Jeffrey Hunter, Sean Kenney, and Bruce Greenwood. Pike placed a distress call at the end of "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 1, and it was received by the U.S.S. Discovery, bringing the Enterprise into the story.
Season 2 will pick up with more of the Discovery's adventures. Its premiere date has not yet been announced.