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Star Trek: Discovery Introduces Its Newest Castmember - a Maine Coon Named Grudge

The newest member of the Star Trek: Discovery family is a giant, fluffy Maine Coon cat named Grudge.

Grudge, whose real name is Leeu, was announced via an introduction video by Star Trek: Discovery over Twitter. He will play best friend to the upcoming third season's new character, played by David Ajala.

According to the video, a casting call was put out for a large cat and Leeu fit the bill. "So far he's been a one-take wonder," says Star Trek: Discovery crew member Leslie Lorenz. "Everybody says that their cat can make a good set cat, but it does take a specific animal to be able to stay cool and calm and collected, 'cause when cats are done, they're done."

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Leeu is two years old and giant, clocking in at 25 inches long, 40 inches with the tail, and weighing 18 pounds. He even has his own Twitter account, @Grudge_Cat, with just over 1,400 followers.

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.

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