Star Trek - is Anson Mount in discussions to return as Captain Pike? CBS All Access are certainly interested...
Below is a story we've been sat on since last August but didn't publish as we were unable to corroborate, however today TrekCore have run a news item in which Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman was quoted as saying "There are two more live action shows that haven't been announced yet".
In today's story Kurtzman also said "Before we lock things, down it’s terribly important to listen to fans, and hear what they like — and what they didn’t respond to — or what wasn’t clear, and make sure we’re tacking accordingly. I learned when I started working in the ‘Star Trek’ world that that’s a really essential part of making these shows."
While there is no confirmation from our source (who has since ignored our attempts at communication) or anywhere else we felt it was time to publish this with the warning that it should be taken with the biggest of pinches of salt...
Anson Mount is in talks to to return to Star Trek in a limited run series with both Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn also being tapped to return. An anonymous source claiming to be at CBS has informed us that a Pike/Enterprise series is being sketched out with a 2021 debut in mind.
Mount previously starred as Captain Pike in the second season of Star Trek Discovery and will return to the role in the upcoming Short Treks that will air on CBS All Access ahead of the third season of that show. There have been ongoing calls from fans for Mount to be given the lead in his own Trek show, and the actor has also expressed an interest in returning.
The plans currently focus on a limited run of one or two seasons.
Adding further fuel to the fire, CBS All Access head of 'Original Content' Julie McNamara took some questions on possible Star Trek spin-offs while speaking at their Television Critics Association day presentation. On the subject of a Pike/Spock/Number One show she said “We’ve definitely heard fans that people are excited about the notion of that. We have heard them loud and clear. We also thought there was incredible chemistry around that bridge crew so among many things that we talk about, that idea is certainly one of them.”
Star Trek is next set to return to our screens with Star Trek Picard which picks up the story of Patrick Stewart’s Admiral Picard following the destruction of Romulus as detailed in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Star Trek Picard is set to arrive on CBS All Access in the US and Amazon Prime in other countries on 23rd January.