CBS have today officially announced that Sonequa Martin-Green has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery. She will play First Officer Michael Burnham.

Sonequa Martin-Green is best known for her role as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead.

Her other credits include:

  • Toe to Toe
  • New Girl
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Good Wife
  • Army Wives
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Martin-Green now joins the previously announced cast members Rainn Wilson, 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.