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Star Trek: Anson Mount Reveals If He'd Reprise Role as Captain Pike

Actor Anson Mount's portrayal of Captain Christopher Pike on Star Trek: Discovery earned the accolades of fans and critics alike. The actor has now revealed that he'd like to reprise the role in the future.

“It checks all the boxes,” he told the Calgary Herald. “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.”

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Mount also explained that he liked playing Pike, as the relatively little amount of material on the character gave him "a tremendous amount of freedom in coming in and fleshing out his second act."

Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman previously teased the possibility of a spinoff focused on Captain Pike. There's also a fan petition circulating to get a spinoff show starring Mount as Pike greenlit. At this time, there's no official word from Mount or CBS All Access on when, or if, the actor will return to the Star Trek universe. As Discovery Season 3 will feature a massive time jump, it seems unlikely that he'll appear on that show again any time soon.

Streaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Mary Chieffo as L'Rell, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. The entire season is available now.