First Photo of Mary Chieffo as Klingon Commander L’Rell

Here’s our first look at actress Mary Chieffo as Klingon Battle Deck Commander L’Rell, along with Chris Obi as T’Kuvma on Star Trek: Discovery.

The image first appeared in EW’s San Diego Comic-Con 2017 preview issue. The annual mega convention kicks off next this Wednesday and Discovery will have a big presence at SDCC, with cast and crew members taking part in a 45-minute panel in Ballroom 20 on Saturday.

On Saturday, Chieffo herself shared the photo on Twitter with a caption that read “L’Rell LIVES!”.

Mary Chieffo as L’Rell and Chris Obi as T’Kuvma on Star Trek: Discovery
Mary Chieffo as L’Rell and Chris Obi as T’Kuvma on Star Trek: Discovery

Obi was previously seen as T’Kuvma in the first Star Trek: Discovery trailer, which premiered back in May.

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net as the next week should be filled with big Discovery news coming out of SDCC.

Discovery‘s 15-episode first season will premiere on September 24 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS. Immediately following the first episode’s release, the second episode will be available on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes released on Sundays. The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5, with the series returning in January 2018.

The cast of Star Trek: Discovery includes Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou) Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), James Frain(Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Kol), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).

Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers on the series. Nicholas Meyer, Kirsten Beyer and Ted Sullivan are serving as a writers and consulting producers.

It was announced recently that Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes will direct at least one episode of the show.

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  • greneral chang

    I will say to be equally balance or not to be a shiftIng weight under your feet stumbling your way, Kapla!!

  • Aaron

    These Klingons look like a departure from the Kelvin timeline Klingons from the reboot movies. Is Discovery really going to be another reboot? Must Hollywood reboot all the things?

  • medievil0ne

    those are not kilngons…Martok, Worf, Chancellor Gowron, Kahless.. they’d all be mortified at this fake representaion of the great Klingon legacy

  • Impecunious Joe

    WHY DO THE KLINGONS LOOK SO DIFFERENT?! Please, please, please let this not be another pointless redesign of the entire people, but instead have a specific story reason for why this Klingon and all the others we’ve seen look so unlike any Klingons we’ve seen before…