Aussie cast as regular in the Star Trek Picard TV series

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

An Australian actor has been cast in the upcoming Star Trek Picard series that will be led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself, Patrick Stewart.

Aussie actor and model Evan Evagora has been cast alongside already announced regulars Santiago Canrera and Michelle Hurd. None of the announced cast — besides Stewart himself, that is — have had any details of the characters they’ll portray announced by CBS.

Evagora’s a relative newcomer, and will star in a horror comedy adaptation of Fantasy Island soon. A model born and raised in Melbourne, VIC, Evagora’s mother is of New Zealand and Cook Island Maori descent, with a father who traces his roots back to Cyprus.

The Star Trek Picard series — name unconfirmed — is set to enter production in the coming weeks. Star Trek: The Next Generation series regular Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker) has been confirmed as a director of some of this new series’ episodes.

Star Trek Picard will likely air in Australia on Netflix, just like Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks and the upcoming Star Trek: Section 31 and Star Trek: Lower Decks. In America, the shows air on CBS All Access.