BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 18: Tig Notaro attends the Casting Society Of America's 33rd Annual Artios Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Tig Notaro Goes from One Mississippi to Outer Space by Joining the Cast of Star Trek: Discovery

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We’ve started to hear some interesting casting news for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. First, it was announced that Anson Mount would be joining the show, playing the famed role of the Enterprise’s pre-Kirk captain, Christopher Pike. Today, it was announced that Tig Notaro will also be joining Starfleet.

Notaro joins the cast as a guest star, and is set to play the role of Chief Engineer Denise Reno of a new ship, the U.S.S. Hiawatha. It’s her first television role since her critically-acclaimed Amazon show, One Mississippi, was canceled in the wake of all the Louis C.K. brouhaha.

There’s no word yet as to what the U.S.S. Hiawatha’s role is in Season 2, nor do we know anything more about Notaro’s character. All we do know is that at the end of Discovery‘s first season, Discovery answered a distress call that ended up coming from Captain Pike of the U.S.S. Enterprise, bringing Burnham and Sarek to Spock, and connecting the show to Trek canon even more. It’s possible that the Hiawatha helps them handle whatever problem has beset the Enterprise … or are they the cause of it?

Are you excited for more Star Trek: Discovery?

(via Den of Geek, image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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