The first big piece of Star Trek: Discovery season two info is here in the form of a classic Trek character. Anson Mount, who recently played Black Bolt on Marvel’s Inhumans, has been cast as Captain Christopher Pike for the show.
Anson Mount as Black Bolt on Marvel’s Inhumans. Photo: ABC
Pike, of course, was the captain of the Enterprise before James T. Kirk; the character has appeared both in the original series (where he was played by Jeffrey Hunter and Sean Kenney) as well as new movies (played by Bruce Greenwood). Pike was mentioned in the Discovery season one finale, so his arrival isn’t a complete surprise, but it certainly opens up a lot of possibilities as to where the show will go in its second season.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) April 9, 2018
As for Mount himself, it seems like he’s a fan, as per his own Twitter.
Cat's out of the bag. Yep, I have officially joined STARFLEET, a dream I've had since around the age of 8 when I first discovered TOS syndicated on my local access channel in middle TN. And couldn't be more excited to be playing PIKE! @startrekcbs pic.twitter.com/UWojAvI6bc
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) April 9, 2018
Star Trek: Discovery season two will start production later this month but does not yet have a premiere date. We’ve yet to hear official word from ABC as to the fate of Inhumans, but this casting may mean the nail in the coffin for the Marvel series.
Read more about Mount and Pike at the official confirmation below.