Though Jason Isaacs is probably best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, he has a long and distinguished film and television career which includes Black Hawk Down, Peter Pan, Event Horizon, Armageddon, Doubt and most recently The OA . Highlander tv series fans will also remember he made an impact as jewel-thief Zachary Blaine opposite Elizabeth Gracen in her very first appearance in the show – in the episode The Lady and the Tiger in which he’s her partner in crime.
Isaacs has now being announced as the captain for the next Star Trek series. Star Trek Discovery, which was delayed from its proposed January start and has undergone some reworking in the last few months, will now launch in the Autumn/Fall, debuting on CBS and then moving to subscription service CBS Access all Areas.
He will take the role of Captain Lorca and joins a cast that already includes the likes of Sonequa Martin-Green (from The Walking Dead), eastern star Michelle Yeoh (Tomorrow Never Dies, Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon), James Frain (Gotham), Doug Jones (from Hellboy) and Anthony Rapp (Rent).