Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Casts Marvel's Inhumans Star As Captain Pike
Is Captain Pike an Inhuman?
If you were one of the two of three people championing a possible second season of Marvel's Inhumans, it might be time to give up the fight. Anson Mount, who was most recently seen as Black Bolt on Inhumans, has a new job that will take him far from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Variety reports that Mount will join the second season of Star Trek: Discovery in the role of Captain Christopher Pike--the predecessor of Captain James T. Kirk at the helm of the USS Enterprise. The arrival of Pike was first teased in the Season 1 finale of Discovery when the USS Discovery came face-to-face with the iconic Star Trek vessel.
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
It's unknown how many episodes Mount will appear in of it he'll be considered a series regular when Discovery returns. However, the actor was quick to talk about his excitement on social media. "I have officially joined [Starfleet], a dream I've had since around the age of 8 when I first discovered [The Original Series] syndicated on my local access channel in middle [Tennessee]," he writes on Twitter. "And couldn't be more excited to be playing [Pike]!"
While there has been no official word on the status of Inhumans, which premiered in IMAX theaters before airing on ABC, the star moving onto another project certainly isn't a good sign. ABC says the status of the show will be formally announced in May. Meanwhile, Star Trek: Discovery has no set Season 2 premiere date.
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