“Hell on Wheels” and “Inhumans” star Anson Mount has scored the key role of U.S.S. Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike in CBS All Access’ series “Star Trek: Discovery”.
Pike was captain of the famed vessel before Captain James T. Kirk’s stint. With the show set ten years prior to Kirk, we’ll get to see Pike early into his time as that ship’s captain. Jeffrey Hunter and Bruce Greenwood have previously portrayed the character.
The introduction of Pike was expected considering his name was dropped and the Enterprise herself seen in the first season finale of ‘Discovery’.
Production on the second season begins later this month with no air date as yet announced.