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.