The second season of Star Trek: Discovery may have divided fans, but one aspect that seemed to come in for praise across the board was the inclusion of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew, led by Anson Mount’s Captain Christopher Pike.
Although Mount and co-star Rebecca Romijn (Number One) were signed up for just a single season (and seem unlikely to return to Discovery given the events of the season two finale), there have been calls for a spinoff show focusing on the adventures of the pre-Kirk Enterprise. And, during an interview with the Calgary Herald (via Dark Horizons), Mount has admitted that he’d be very interested in returning to the role.
“It checks all the boxes,” said Mount. “It’s a character I love, it’s a franchise I love, it’s an experience that I have already loved. Obviously, any opportunity to go back and play with that incredible team, led by (executive producer and co-creator) Alex Kurtzman and all of those incredible artisans from costumes, to makeup, to art, to props. Everybody in that crew is operating at the top of their game.”
CBS already has a number of Trek projects in the works, including a Jean-Luc Picard series, a Section-31 Discovery spinoff, and a couple of animated shows. Let us know if you’d be interesting in seeing a Pike series added to that list…