Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Casting News - 'Star Trek: Discovery' Casts Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander as First Non-Binary and Transgender Characters

Casting News - September 2, 2020

CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery.

  • Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander will appear in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third seasons. Both actors will make Star Trek history as the first non-binary and transgender characters in the iconic franchise, respectively.
  • Del Barrio will play Adira, who is highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years. They will find a new home on the USS Discovery and form an unexpected bond with Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Culber (Wilson Cruz).
  • Alexander will play Gray, who is empathetic, warm and eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host. He will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn.