Lauded creature actor Doug Jones is a legend among Horror Freaks and mainstream moviegoers alike. The lanky former contortionist is known for playing a multitude of terrifying and otherworldly beings including: The Gentleman in the TV Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Abe Sapien in Hellboy and Hellboy II, the Fawn and the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, the Ice Cream Man in Legion, and Edith’s Mother and Lady Sharpe in Crimson Peak (among many others).
Next up for Jones: He’ll be playing an alien science officer in CBS All Access‘ forthcoming TV reboot Star Trek: Discovery. Per THR:
Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe. The actor, best known for his roles in Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, is repped by OmniPop Talent Group.
There’s no release date as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned.