Was Sonequa Martin-Green a Star Trek fan before getting her role on the new series?
A: The former star of The Walking Dead, who plays Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, wasn’t a Trekkie. “But I was very much aware of it,” she says. The new series, premiering Sept. 24 on CBS All Access and CBS, is set a decade before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise. MartinGreen, 32, plays a character raised by Vulcans who was the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy.