Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard spinoff adds new cast from Penny Dreadful and AHS

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

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Star Trek's upcoming spin-off series focusing on Captain Jean-Luc Picard is coming together, as more stars of some cult favourites have been added to the cast.

The latest additions to the cast include Penny Dreadful actor Harry Treadaway and American Horror Story actress Alison Pill. Pill also memorably played TV producer Maggie Jordan in The Newsroom.

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Photo credit: FX

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story veteran Isa Briones has signed up for the Picard spinoff as well. CBS All Access is keeping all off their roles under wraps for now (via Deadline).

Previously, it was reported by TVLine that the currently-unnamed show added Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd as series regulars.

Cabrera is known for his roles on Heroes as Isaac Mendez and on Merlin as Lancelot. He also appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight, Dexter, The Musketeers and the recently-cancelled Salvation.

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Photo credit: Dusan Martinek - BBC

Meanwhile, Hurd has appeared in Blindspot, Ash vs Evil Dead, the Lethal Weapon TV series, and the Marvel Netflix shows Jessica Jones and Daredevil (as DA Samantha Reyes).

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Photo credit: Warner Bros.

What characters the pair will play is unknown, as is pretty much everything else about the series, except that Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to his iconic role as the best Starship Captain.

Stewart's The Next Generation co-star Jonathan Frakes will direct some episodes, while one of Discovery's directors, Hanelle Culpepper, will helm the first two episodes, making her the first woman in the show's 50+ year history to direct the launch of a Trek instalment.

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Photo credit: George Rose - Getty Images

The Picard series (probably) won't be a one-and-done thing either, as Stewart recently predicted that it could run for at least three seasons.

"Oh lord, we are set up for possibly three years of this show, so if there is a film, it's a long way off," he said.

Picard's untitled series doesn't have an air date just yet, but you can catch Discovery on CBS All Access in the US and on Netflix a day later in the UK.

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