CBS have today announced that Rainn Wilson will play Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery. Harcourt Fenton “Harry” Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first appeared in The Original Series episode “Mudd’s Women” and again in “I, Mudd”. The character was also seen in The Animated Series episode “Mudd’s Passion”.

Rainn Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office.

His other credits include:

  •  Galaxy Quest
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Six Feet Under
  • Juno
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Broadway production of The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart)

Wilson now joins the previously announced cast members James Frain, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo.

Star Trek: Discovery is coming to CBS All Access in 2017, following the premiere on the CBS Television Network, and will be distributed concurrently on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media in Canada.