CBS All Access' upcoming Star Trek:
Discovery will feature a gay character.
According to The Hollywood Reporter,
out showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed last week at the Television
Critics Association's (TCA) summer press tour that the series will be
led by a woman.
“We're going deep into something that
was for me always very tantalizing, and [we're telling] that story
through a character who is on a journey that is going to teach her
how to get along with others in the galaxy,” he
said. “For her to truly understand something that is alien,
she has to first understand herself.”
The character will not be a captain but
a lieutenant commander, Fuller said.
Fuller also confirmed that Discovery
will feature a male gay character. Other cast members include a
female admiral, a male Klingon captain, a male admiral, a male
adviser and a British male doctor, The Hollywood Reporter said
citing unnamed sources.