NEXT GENERATION Star To 'Helm' STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Still from "Star Trek: Discovery" teaser
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Star Trek: Discovery has added a Star Trek: The Next Generation alum behind the scenes, bringing in Jonathan Frakes, A.K.A. Commander Will Riker, as a director.

It's unclear how many or which episodes Frakes will direct, however co-showrunner Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly that the cast of the show is "dying to work with him." Frakes previously directed multiple episodes of several Star Trek series, including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. He also helmed two Star Trek films, First Contact and Insurrection.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 25 on CBS before moving to the CBS All Access app for the remainder of the first season.

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