Inhumans actor Anson Mount has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery season 2. Mount will take the role of Christopher Pike, one of the earliest Captains of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701).
Mount confirmed his casting on Twitter with a promotional image.
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
The Enterprise appeared in the finale of Discovery's first season, though Pike himself was not seen. Executive Producers Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts later confirmed to TV Line that the Enterprise would appear in Discovery season 2, also hinting at Pike's involvement.
Mount's casting him the fourth actor to play Pike, who appeared as Captain of the Enterprise in the pilot of the original Star Trek series. Pike has previously been played by Jeffrey Hunter and Sean Kenney in the original series, and by Bruce Greenwood in Paramount's current film franchine.
Star Trek: Discovery season 2 will air on CBS All Access, the network's proprietary streaming service. No premiere date has been set.