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James Frain lands role in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

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Karen Butler
James Frain, a cast member in the motion picture sci-fi thriller TRON: Legacy, attends the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles on December 11, 2010. The actor has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
James Frain, a cast member in the motion picture sci-fi thriller "TRON: Legacy," attends the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles on December 11, 2010. The actor has joined the cast of "Star Trek: Discovery." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Gotham alum James Frain is to play Sarek, the father of the iconic character Spock, on the new sci-fi series Star Trek: Discovery.

"First introduced in the original Star Trek, Sarek has made multiple appearances throughout the franchise over the last five decades," a press release noted.

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The role has been previously played by Mark Lenard, Jonathan Simpson and Ben Cross.

Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming platform CBS All Access, the first, 13-episode season of Star Trek: Discovery is set to air later this year. Its ensemble includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh.

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