After taking on the role of the silent Inhumans king Black Bolt, Anson Mount has snagged a brand new role that will take him out among the stars.
Mount has been tapped as the latest actor to play the role of Captain Christopher Pike of the U.S.s. Enterprise for the second season of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, according to Startrek.com. Pike’s name appeared on a list of most-decorated captains earlier in the first season of the new Star Trek series and the Enterprise made a surprise appearance to cap off the freshman season of the show.
Jeffrey Hunter played the character in the 1960’s for the very first Star Trek: The Original Series pilot episode before William Shatner was brought on to play Captain Kirk and a new pilot was shot. Sean Kenny played a scarred and disfigured version of Pike in the two-parter “The Menagerie” and in the recently rebooted film series, Bruce Greenwood played the character in 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
Mount’s casting seems to be unspoken confirmation that ABC has definitely canceled the extremely low-rated Marvel’s Inhumans series which ended its first season back in December. There has been no word from the studio about the show but there are various reports that it was silently canceled at the time and one of the leads picking up a new big role makes it pretty clear he’s not planning to be filming the Marvel series anymore.
Star Trek: Discovery is available on CBS All Access in the United States, Space Channel in Canada and Netflix in the rest of the world. Season two has no premiere date but is expected likely sometime in 2019.