‘Star Trek: Starfleet Academy’ Adds Kerrice Brooks, Bella Shepard & George Hawkins To Cast

Kerrice Brooks (My Old Ass), Bella Shepard (Wolf Pack) and George Hawkins (Tell Me Everything) are set to enroll in Starfleet Academy, joining Holly Hunter and Paul Giamatti in the latest chapter in the Star Trek universe.

Production is set to begin later this summer on Paramount+’s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, from Alex Kurtzman‘s Secret Hideout, Roddenberry Entertainment and CBS Studios.

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The upcoming series will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy.

Brooks, Shepard and Hawkins will play cadets, joining Hunter as the captain and chancellor of Starfleet Academy and Giamatti as the season’s villain.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy introduces viewers to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.

Kurtzman and Noga Landau serve as co-showrunners and executive produce the series alongside executive producers Gaia Violo, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Jenny Lumet, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Frank Siracusa and John Weber. The series’ premiere episode is written by Gaia Violo. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Brooks recently made her feature film debut in My Old Ass, produced by Margot Robbie and directed by Megan Park, which premiered at Sundance and is set for release in August. She also stars in the upcoming 70s coming-of-age comedy, Feeling Randy. Brooks’ credits include The PromThe CypherHow We Roll and On My Block. Shegot her start in the entertainment industry as a professional dancer performing with artists including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Lil’ Nas, Kelly Rowland and more. She’s repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

Shepard was most recently seen as the lead of Paramount+ series, Wolf Pack. Best known for her previous Brat Series’ On the Ropes and A Girl Named Jo, and as the lead in the series, Two Sides, Shepard was also seen in The WildsWitch Hunt,, and the iCARLY reboot . She also had a lead guest role on the final season of Orange Is the New Black, and recurring roles on Life in Pieces and Grace and Frankie. She’s repped by Innovative Artists, Untitled Entertainment and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver Thompson.

Hawkins is best known for playing Dylan in Tell Me Everything. His previous credits include Sean in the BAFTA-nominated film Boiling Point and Adam in the feature film Gassed Up. In 2023, Hawkins graduated from London’s Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He’s repped by Denton Brierley in the UK and Peikoff Mahan Law.


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