‘The Walking Dead’ star confirmed for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ TV series

It's the first 'Trek' show in over a decade

The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green has reportedly been cast in upcoming Star Trek TV series, Star Trek: Discovery.

Martin-Green, who plays Sasha Williams in the AMC zombie show, will lead the first new Trek series in over a decade.

According to EW, Martin-Green will play a lieutenant commander in the series, which will air on CBS in the US.

Despite the reports, CBS has declined to comment on the news.

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Fans have been reacting to the mid-season finale of Season Seven of The Walking Dead.

Despite the first episode drawing a whopping 17.1 million viewers, making it the second-highest rated episode in the show’s history, figures have plummeted in recent weeks with each episode jumping to a different story and set of characters.

But fans appear to have got back onside with Season Seven with many hailing last night’s dramatic finale.

The opening episode of Season Seven was recently criticised by a US TV watchdog group for its “graphically violent” and “brutally explicit” content.

But director Greg Nicotero defended the episode and said it was important to stay true to the comic.

He added: “What struck me about [the comic] was it was horrifically graphic and senseless and brutal. In this instance, we felt that it was important to launch us into this season by showing the extent of what Negan is capable of doing. It’s really unfortunate that people want to take a negative spin on it because, as far as I’m concerned, I’m dedicated to watching a show because I want to see where the story’s going to go next.”