‘Star Trek Discovery’ Season 2 Casts Anson Mount As Captain Christopher Pike
We know him as Black Bolt in the Inhumans tv adaptation, but starting today, he will be taking the mantle of one of the Captains the USS Enterprise has had… Kirk’s predecessor, Christopher Pike.
This was first announced through IndieWire and was later confirmed by actor Doug Jones through his Twitter account, announcing the start of production for STD season 2 and the addition of Mount to the cast.
Proud to be re-joining this team of brilliant cast mates as we begin filming season 2 of @startrekcbs very soon!! With the added bonus of @ansonmount (not pictured) as our sister ship’s Captain Pike! pic.twitter.com/zUbk9h9f04
— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) April 10, 2018
However, CBS has refused to reveal whether he’ll be a guest or a series regular on the show.
This comes as not really surprising news, especially if you’ve seen season one finale when *spoiler alert*
The Enterprise appeared on screen, requesting the Discovery’s help *end of spoiler*, but it does present the question… will we be seeing Spock in Discovery?
So far, Spock has been a mere presence in the show, being acknowledged either only by name or by references to him, but with the appearance of the Enterprise in the show,
and Michael and Sarek’s shared look, is inevitable to think he might be present in season 2.
On that, Aaron Harberts – co-showrunner – said the main focus of the show is Michael Burnham, played by the amazing Sonequa Martin-Green, but he wouldn’t rule out for completely the possibility of bringing Spock into the show.
“We certainly aren’t confirming that we’re even going to introduce Spock and we certainly are not casting that role, either. We live a lot in memory and flashback. The centre of our show is always Michael Burnham. [We] realize how incredible Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto’s performances were and what [Star Trek movie director] J.J. Abrams and the original series were able to pull off with that character. Finding another actor that could even come close to what Leonard Nimoy did with the original portrayal, we’d never want to go down that road.”
What do you think about this news? Are you excited to see the Enterprise in Star Trek Discovery?
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