We had a good idea that the Discovery timeline was roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek. What we didn’t know was whether that timeline was going to include original characters coming back for appearances.
Now that the Star Trek Discovery production team has announced the Casting of Sarek, Spocks father, that question has been answered. James Frain has been set to helm the role and the looks definitely match.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) January 18, 2017
Not much is known just yet and we don’t even know whether the Sarek role is a full time one or a gust role. We don’t know whether Sarek will be acting as ambassador or some other role. It is however great to see this level or pre-production activity.
I’m sure there’s more to come.