Los Angeles, Apr 10 (PTI) Actor Anson Mount has been roped in to play Captain Christopher Pike in the second season of “Star Trek: Discovery” series.

The show’s executive producer Alex Kurtzman said that the Enterprise will play an important role in the second season, but it will not be the main focus, reported Variety.

“The show is called ‘Discovery’. It’s not ‘Enterprise’. So yes, the Enterprise will play a part of season two but it will absolutely not overshadow Discovery. And I think with Enterprise’s arrival in the finale we recognise that the audience has a lot of questions about our synchronicity with the original series, which really means our synchronicity with canon,” Kurtzman said.

Mount will be the fourth actor to portray Pike, who preceded James T Kirk as the captain of the Enterprise.

Jeffrey Hunter played the role in the original, unused “Star Trek: The Original Series” pilot, with footage from that episode later being re-purposed in the two-part episode “The Menagerie.” Also in “The Menagerie,” Sean Kenney played an older and the most iconic version of Pike, confined to a brainwave-operated wheelchair and unable to communicate save for a blinking light. Bruce Greenwood played the character in the 2009 “Star Trek” reboot movie and its sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” PTI SHD

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