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Star Trek: Discovery's Kenneth Mitchell Plays a New (Human) Character in Season 3

After donning makeup and prosthetics to play three different Klingons during the first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, Kenneth Mitchell will soon get to show his own face in the series. The actor has confirmed that he will be playing a new, human character when Discovery returns for Season 3 next month.

"I'm playing a human character," Mitchell said in an interview with the official Star Trek Magazine. "It's beautiful, and I'm excited for the fans to meet him. I am also thankful for the continued support of Alex [Kurtzman], Michelle Paradise, Olatunde [Osunanmi], Jonathan Frakes and everyone at Secret Hideout, who made it happen for me."

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In Star Trek: Discovery Season 1, Mitchell played the Klingon warrior known as Kol. In Season 2, he returned to play not only the Klingon warrior Kol-Sha, Kol's father, but also the Klingon monk known as Tenavik. Mitchell filmed his scenes as Kol-Sha and Tenavik in 2018 after being diagnosed with ALS that same year -- a diagnosis he went public with earlier this year. Mitchell is perhaps best known for his roles on the television shows Jericho and The Astronaut Wives Club, as well as in the 2004 film Miracle. He also briefly appeared in the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel as Joe Danvers, the father of main protagonist Carol Danvers.

Streaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Mary Chieffo as L'Rell, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now, with Season 3 premiering on Oct. 15.

(via TrekCore)

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