- Sonequa is set to play the lead.
- She will play a lieutenant commander.
- Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new series, described Sonequa’s character as a “lieutenant commander with caveats. We’ve seen six series from the captain’s point of view,” he explained. “To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship — one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context.”