Published on March 31st, 2017 | by SUSHIBOMB STAFF0
TV | STAR TREK DISCOVERY CASTING ADDS RAINN WILSON AS HARRY MUDD HARCOURT FENTON MUDD SPACE PIRATE CBS ALL ACCESS
This post has been updated since the original post.
CASTING NEWS FOR APRIL FOOLS’?
CBS Star Trek: Discover adds Rainn Wilson to the cast as a classic character Harcourt ‘Harry’ Fenton Mudd. Yes, remember him from Star Trek: The Original Series?
Tomorrow is April 1st. Is this an April Fools’ joke? Maybe not. Its been posted by Star Trek: Discovery Twitter and Entertainment Weekly.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 31, 2017
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) March 31, 2017
Unfortunately, the news of Rainn Wilson’s casting has not been added to the official IMDB Star Trek: Discovery page.
And if you’ve followed the Star Trek: Discovery twitter, the previous casting announcements all have had links to the official Star Trek website with more information on the actors.
The idea of Rainn Wilson in a Star Trek series would be a hilarious and awesome if it were true. The character of Harry Mudd would be a recurring guest star, and not part of the main cast.
UPDATED APRIL 2, 2017: RAINN WILSON IS CONFIRMED. THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS’ JOKE! The actor now appears on the Star Trek: Discovery IMDB, and the casting annoucement was confirmed on StarTrek.com
Looking forward to seeing how this character adds some fun to the new Trek series.