Jonathan joins Discovery as director

Jonathan Frakes is returning to Star Trek! Make it So!

Frakes, of course, played Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in several Trek films.

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“Jonathan Frakes will rejoin the Trek world with Discovery,” writer-producer Gretchen J. Berg told EW. “He’s a fantastic guy and great director.”

Added fellow showrunner Aaron Harberts: “Our cast is dying to work with him.”

Frakes is very experienced behind the camera, having helmed several episodes of TNG, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, as well as the Trek films First Contact and Insurrection. In addition, he’s directed episodes of several non-Trek titles such as Leverage, Burn Notice, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Berg and Harberts previously worked with Frakes when he directed five episodes of CBS’ Roswell.

Frakes will be directing an episode on Discovery, no news if this involves only one episode.

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