During an interview with TrekMovie, Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have revealed that Amanda Grayson – Spock’s mother, and the adoptive mother of Sonequa Martin-Green’s Lt. Michael Burnham – will be making an appearance this season.
The showrunners revealed that Amanda is set to be portrayed by Canadian actress Mia Kirshner, whose credits include 24, The L Word, The Vampire Diaries and Defiance. The character was previously portrayed by Jane Wyatt in Star Trek: The Original Series and by Winona Ryder in 2009’s big screen reboot.
Almost no one has seen a Klingon in more than 100 years. They do not come in peace. Set roughly ten years before the events of the original series, Star Trek: Discovery shows a never before seen era that shaped Federation history. First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) encounters new ships, worlds, and villains as the threat of war looms.
Star Trek: Discovery features a cast that includes Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Saru), James Frain (Sarek), Terry Serpico (Anderson), Maulik Pancholy (Nambue), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L-Rell), Shazad Latif (Lieutenant Tyler), Rekha Sharma (Commander Mitchell), Kenneth Mitchell (Kol), Clare McConnell (Dennas), Damon Runyan (Ujilli), Mia Kirshner (Amanda Grayson) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).