Anson Mount, who is best known for his roles in Marvel's Inhumans series and AMC's Hell On Wheels, has been cast as Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek: Discovery. Mount is a solid actor, unfortunately, Inhumans wasn't very good. This should be a great role for him to take on, though.
Mount will be the fourth actor to take on the role of Pike in the Star Trek franchise. The character preceded James T. Kirk as the captain of the Enterprise. He was previously played by Jeffrey Hunter in the original Star Trek: The Original Series pilot. Sean Kenney ended up playing the more iconic version of the character when he was older and confined to a brainwave-operated wheelchair. Then there's Bruce Greenwood, who played the character in J.J. Abrams' films.
The first season of Discovery came to an end with the Discovery ship receiving an emergency distress call from a nearby Federation starship. That ship turns out to be the USS Enterprise, which is under Pike’s command. When previously talking about the second season, executive producer Alex Kurtzman said that the Enterprise will play an important role in Season 2, but it will not be the main focus.
"The show is called 'Discovery.' It’s not 'Enterprise.' So yes, the Enterprise will play a part of Season 2 but it will absolutely not overshadow Discovery. And I think with Enterprise’s arrival in the finale we recognize that the audience has a lot of questions about our synchronicity with the original series, which really means or synchronicity with canon."
What do you think about Anson Mount taking on the role of Pike in Discovery?