Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams of Georgia has joined “Star Trek!” The outspoken politician at the forefront of protecting voter’s rights in the southern state appeared on the season 4 finale of “Star Trek: Discovery.” The Paramount+ series featured Abrams as the President of United Earth.
“We were fanning out the whole time, just trying to cover it up, trying to be cool,” series star Sonequa Martin-Green told Variety. “We adopted her so fast. We were like, ‘You’re “Star Trek” family forever now.’ She was just so comfortable with what she was doing, and knew exactly how to be and where to go and everything. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised.”
“As we started to look ahead to the finale, we realized we are going to need a face for this moment, someone to represent Earth,” EP Michelle Paradise, who also wrote the episode, said. “When the time came to start talking about the president of Earth, it seemed like, ‘Well, who better to represent that than her?'”
The one thing Abrams wanted to be involved with the episode? To not have season 4 spoiled for her. “She wanted to be able to just watch it and enjoy when the show finally came out,” Paradise said. “So, yeah, we avoided all the spoilers.”
Seasons 1-4 of “Star Trek: Discovery” are available to stream on Paramount+ now.