Could Star Trek Discovery’s Captain Lorca return? Jason Isaacs teases possible series comeback
Jason Issacs, fresh from his stint in The OA, is now fully up for a return to Star Trek: Discovery as Captain Gabriel Lorca – bosses just seen to say when.
The tough-talking character didn’t exactly meet the kind of fate that would make it easy for him to return in season one…seeing as (spoiler alert) he died and all, but this is the Star Trek Universe, so at this point literally anything can happen.
The actor recently appeared at Star Trek Las Vegas and spoke about the role, admitting that while he knew his story would end in the space of one season, he struggled to say goodbye to Lorca when the time came.
He said (according to TrekMovie.com): ‘It felt like a great thing to do and I felt fine about it, but as I got close to everyone and close to and understood the significance of Star Trek and the brilliant storytelling and what it means in the world, I felt the loss of that.’
When asked if he would ever return during the Q&A section of the scene, he teased: ‘How do you know I am not already?!’
He then broke character and said with a grin: ‘Of course I would do it. I loved it!’
Jason even admitted he’d been coming up with plans for Lorca’s comeback, seeing as the one that passed was a Lorca from the Mirror Universe – meaning there was another one knocking about time and space.
Throw in the fact there are Short Treks, Picard and a spin-off starring Michelle Yeoh in the works, then there’s pretty much all manner of ways he can return to the world once again.
‘There are three different shows coming out and multiple seasons, and if I can squeeze back into that eight year-old’s uniform, would do,’ he added.
‘Who wouldn’t want to do it again? They are timeless stories.’
Jason recently had to say goodbye to another of his beloved characters early, with the sudden and shock axe of Netflix fantasy series The OA.
As fans have started a petition to save the show on season 3, Jason penned a long farewell statement to the fantasy world they created.
Ahead of the piece, the actor wrote: ‘Farewell Prairie, who I loved, Homer, who I feared, Steve, who confused me, Scott, Rachel and Renata who I hoped would forgive me and understand in time, somewhere.
Star Trek: Discovery is available now on Netflix.
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