The Walking Dead star to command new Star Trek series

The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green has been cast in the new Star Trek TV series Discovery.

The actress will portray a lieutenant commander on the USS Discovery in the new show, which is scheduled to launch next year (May17).

Martin-Green, who has also appeared on TV in The Good Wife and Once Upon a Time, becomes the first African-American woman to lead a Star Trek cast.

She joins Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp among the early castmates for the new Star Trek series.