For those who are rusty on their Star Trek lore, the Trill are species of humanoid aliens, some of which are bestowed with the ability to host another species called a symbiont. Adira is highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years.
The role will be played by Blu del Barrio, who is also non-binary and whose pronouns are they/them.
These signings for the cast of "Star Trek Discovery" marry very well with the identity of "Star Trek", which has not only left its mark in the audiovisual world for its science-fiction adventures, but has also stood out for its humanistic character and his positive defense of diversity and racial minorities.
"Star Trek has always made a mission of giving visibility to underrepresented communities", said Michelle Paradise, the show's co-showrunner and executive producer, in a statement.More news: Rusty Moon: Researchers Puzzled By Discovery Of Rust On Airless Moon
The third season of "Star Trek: Discovery" premieres on CBS All Entry on October 15.
Lastly, the 2016 characteristic movie "Star Trek Past" - set in an alternate "Trek" universe - revealed that character of Sulu (John Cho) has a husband and daughter, although the husband character (performed by the movie's co-screenwriter Doug Jung) had no traces, and the characters exclusively briefly hug on display screen.
Speaking to GLAAD, Del Barrio gave a tease of who Adira might be, said their non-binary identity is pivotal in their character's story arc.
Season 3 finds Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the rest of the Discovery crew propelled 930 years into the future. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.More news: Google Maps Using AI ML Models to Estimate Travel Time
The series' official Facebook page made the announcement and linked to an interview with del Barrio on the website of GLAAD, an organization that monitors LGBT representation in the media. The information was released by CBS All Access on Wednesday (2).
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In keeping with modern shifts to a more "inclusive" society, the show will debut both characters in its upcoming U.S. TV series next month.More news: China and India defense chiefs seek calm at Moscow meeting
So far, Star Trek: Lower Decks has found itself striking a pretty fine balance between jabbing at its franchise's nerdiness and truly embracing it.