Before James T. 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. Mount’s other TV credits include Dollhouse, Line of Fire, Conviction and Third Watch. And in Season 2 of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, the streamer announced Monday, that man will be played by Hell on Wheels‘ Anson Mount. RELATEDWe Ask the Star Trek: Discovery EPs What the Finale’s Throwback Ending Means for Season 2
Mount, who most recently starred in ABC’s cancelled Marvel series Inhumans, will be introduced as the canon-crucial character in charge of the ship that issued a distress call to the Discovery at the end of the Season 1 finale. And couldn't be more excited to be playing PIKE! Kirk helmed the USS Enterprise, the starship was captained by a man named Christopher Pike. The actor tweeted about his new gig Monday. @startrekcbs pic.twitter.com/UWojAvI6bc
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) April 9, 2018
The character appeared in the original series’ two-part episode “The Menagerie,” in which he’s depicted both as a younger man (by Jeffrey Hunter) and as an older, wheelchair-bound version of himself (played by Sean Kenney). Bruce Greenwood took on the part in the Star Trek reboot and Star Trek Into Darkness.