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Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs Is the Captain of Star Trek: Discovery

Isaacs will lead the crew as Captain Lorca

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Liam Mathews

Jason Isaacs, the actor best known for playing the wicked Lucious Malfoy in the Harry Potter series of films, is joining another iconic franchise -- but as a good guy this time.

Isaacs will be playing Captain Lorca in CBS All Access' upcoming seriesStar Trek: Discovery, TVGuide.com has learned. He'll topline the now-complete cast, which also includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones and James Frain.

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Jason Isaacs

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Isaacs announced the news in a quickly-deleted tweet that showed the captain's chair of the Starship Discovery with the caption "looks comfy."

Recent Juilliard graduate Mary Wiseman will also be joining the cast as Tilly, a Starfleet Academy cadet assigned to the Discovery for her final year of study

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in late summer or early fall.

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