Paul Giamatti Joins ‘Star Trek: Starfleet Academy’ As Series’ Main Villain


Paul Giamatti has landed a recurring guest role in the upcoming Paramount+ series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. He will play the main villain in the first season, joining Holly Hunter, who has been cast as the series’ Star Fleet captain and chancellor. “Sometimes you’re lucky enough to discover that one of the greatest actors alive is also a huge ‘Star Trek’ fan, and meeting Paul was one of those miraculous moments for us,” said co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau. The show will follow the lives of cadets at the academy, including their academic and romantic pursuits. The series will feature the largest contiguous set ever constructed for a Star Trek series. (Variety)