Gotham and True Blood actor James Frain is the next name to join the cast of Star Trek Discovery in the role of Sarek. Spock’s Vulcan father. Frain is best known for playing Theo Galavan on Fox’s Gotham and a vampire in True Blood.

Sarek is the first character from a previous Star Trek series to be confirmed for the new Star Trek series.

Star Trek: Discovery takes place between the events of Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: The Original Series means that Frain will be playing a younger version of Sarek than when he first made an appearance.