Sarek, who was first introduced in the original Star Trek, has made appearances throughout the franchise's 50-year history.
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Frain joins previously announced stars Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, and Mary Chieffo.
The new series will take place about 10 years before Captain Kirk's five-year mission.
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