The upcoming Star Trek TV series has cast The Walking Dead co-star Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead, meaning her time in the walker apocalypse drama could be coming to an end.
According to EW, Sonequa Martin-Green will play a lieutenant commander, the lead character on the Discovery.
The announcement is a bit awkward, since Sonequa has a pretty significant role on The Walking Dead. The elephant in the room is that this probably means she’ll be dying on the show soon.
In the comic series, the character who dated Abraham (named Holly) was killed when she tried to go after Negan for revenge. Remember, Negan killed Abraham in the season 7 opener. Perhaps this is a clue as to how she’ll be written out.
It seems highly unlikely that Sonequa will be able to balance a presence on both shows, especially with Star Trek being a leading gig. Considering she’s been on TWD since season 3, and the show loves to kill, it wouldn’t be too difficult for her to get thrown off the AMC drama.
The news hasn’t been announced by CBS. However, the network did announce the Klingon cast members earlier this week.
Chris Obi will star as T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses; Shazad Latif will star as Kol, the Commanding Officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma; and Mary Chieffo will star as L’Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship.
They join previously announced cast members Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp.
“The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers,” writes CBS. It’ll be exclusively available through their new streaming service called All Access beginning in May, but the first episode will air on TV as well.