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Article Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green Cast as Star Trek: Discovery Lead

Discussion in 'Sasha / Sonequa Martin-Green' started by SweetDee85, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. SweetDee85

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    A Walking Dead actress is about to forge the final frontier.

    Sonequa Martin-Green has been cast as the lead in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery
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    EW.com reports.

    Martin-Green will play a lieutenant commander in the sci-fi reboot, a role then-executive producer Bryan Fuller described at last summer’s Television Critics Association press tour as having “caveats.”

    The 13-episode first season, which will be available weekly on CBS All Access after launching with a two-hour premiere on CBS network in May, follows an incident in the history of Starfleet that other series/movies in the franchise have touched on but never fully explored. Per Fuller, Discovery will tell “that story through a character who is on a journey that is going to teach her how to get along with others in the galaxy.”

    CBS declined to comment on the casting.

    Fuller stepped down as showrunner earlier this fall due to creative differences. “I’m not involved in production, or post-production,” he recently confirmed. “So I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them. I’m curious to see what they do with it.”

    Martin-Green’s casting is sure to raise questions about the future of her Walking Dead character, Sasha, who remains very much alive on the AMC hit.

    http://tvline.com/2016/12/14/star-trek-discovery-sonequa-martin-green-cast-the-walking-dead/
     
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    I am so happy for her! I love Star Trek, so this is fantastic news. I am so glad she's going to be in the Trekverse. :beardsmile:
     
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    welp
    sasha's a goner
     
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    I'm not all that worried about Sasha's fate though. Mainly because if this show premieres in May, then Sonequa's gonna start filming long before that and TWD doesn't usually start filming until the end of May. Right? I think I have that right. Either way, we have to see if the show is even gonna get renewed for a second season.

    With all that being said, congrats Sonequa!
     
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    Yessss, Sonequa!

    I've always thought that she was one of the strongest, most talented actresses on the show and she's also such a lovely human being as well, so good for her.
     
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    IM SO SO SOOO HAPPY ABOUT THIS!! I am beyond excited for her, I'll definitely be watching. I've always been more of a Trekkie so this makes me even more enthusiastic for this new series. I am SO happy for her. She's a talented lady, and the more roles my faves get into the happier I'll be.
     
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    So excited for her Yaaaaay!!!
     
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    That's great for Sonequa! She deserves it! I'm gonna check the series out for sure.
     
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    Soooo excited for Sonequa!! As a sci fi Trekkie nerd among other things, I look foward to seeing her onscreen! Yaass!! I loved all of the Star Trek TV series with TNG and DSN my favorites. And the movie reboots have been really good! Lets see how this works for Sonequa. Are actors allowed to work for other networks contractually? I hope she can do both but that is a lot with a toddler at home as well. But she can do it!! I would hate to lose Sasha.because she is one of my faves but Kudos to Sonequa!!! ;):thumbsup: She has the MAD talent and to be the lead in the Trekkie universe is HUGE!!!! Well done!
     
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    So happy for her!
     
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    She is most likely going to die on TWD. If she had a small role or a movie role outside of the show, that's one thing, but not too often does someone get a lead role and continue as a regular on another show. Even Danai can balance a movie role and writing etc. Because movies can be done during hiatus and writing can be done on your own schedule during downtime. Two tv roles are extremely difficult to juggle. For instance SO is on WW and TWD but has minor roles in both. On both shows you forget after a while he is there despite having a great presence. Point being, he can easily accommodate both. I could be wrong but sounds like a lot to have two substantial recurring roles with a child and husband.

    Congrats to her though. She has done an excellent job as Sasha. Maybe she is ready to spread her wings elsewhere and is lucky to land such a good project.
     
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    @lovingdead I was going to say the same thing. If the role was smaller on ST yeah, I can see her doing both. But her being the lead, and doing TWD, no that wouldn't work.

    On The Young and the Restless there's one actress who is on contract status and her character is part of one of the biggest families on the show. But she's able to be on that and have a small role on a sitcom. Actually, I almost forgot she was on Y&R till I saw her on there this week. :lol:

    So, not looking good for Sasha, but spread your wings, Sonequa. A lead role in the Star Trek universe/franchise is gold. :thumbsup:

    Congrats to her! :bravo::bravo::bravo::bravo::bravo:
     
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    I'm happy for her! She is such a sweetie and very talented I want to see her go on to bigger and better things.
     
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    Congrats Sonequa! :bravo:

    I am so happy for her and what a great opportunity this is for her. Will miss her on TWD, tho.
     
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    YAAASSS, I'm so happy for her. She's a good actress and deserves this, I will definitely be supporting this...

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    Very nice SMG! Trek you out! Like I was seeing her in Once Upon A Time and TWD on Sunday Nights before she was permanent in the latter. Get dem!!!!!
     
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    I'm not a fan of Star Trek but I might just become one after hearing this. Sonequa is extremely underrated so it's great to see her get a role as a lead.
     
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    I am not a fan of Star Trek but this good news for her!