Tony “Candyman” Todd Claims He’s On Short List For New Star Trek Series Role

Tony Todd, the Candyman actor with a voice like rolling thunder (which is being put to good use as Zoom on The Flash this year), has told Screen Rant he’s on the short list for a regular role in the new Star Trek series that’s set to debut in 2017. However, the “video-on-demand” nature of the show is giving him second thoughts.

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“CBS is doing their own series again,” he says of the Trek reboot which is being graced with Bryan Fuller as showrunner. “I’m on a very short list… It’s a year away. They’re not even going to get the official cast until, probably, the fourth quarter of the year. And my only concern about it is that it’s going to be that online thing; I don’t understand that part.”

The new Trek show’s pilot is set to premier on the CBS network but after that, new episodes will be released on CBS’s on demand service, CBS All Access. All Todd needs to know is: this is the future of television, man. Somebody get him to watch Netflix’s Daredevil then he’ll be leaping for the chance.

Six-and-a-half-foot tallTodd has appeared in guest roles in vast numbers of TV shows over the past few decades (Chuck, 24, Hawaii Five-O) and even has form in Trek: he played Worf’s younger brother Kurn on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as the older Jake Sisko in one of Deep Space Nine’s best episodes, “The Visitor” and the Alpha Hirogen in Star Trek: Voyager.

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