Fans hoping for a spinoff series focused on Anson Mount's Captain Pike from Star Trek: Discovery have new reason to think such a project will eventually happen.
When asked by The Hollywood Reporter about a fan petition asking for a spin-off centered on Captain Pike, showrunner Alex Kurtzman responded, "The fans have been heard. Anything is possible in the world of Trek. I would love to bring back that crew more than anything. It was a huge risk for us. One of the most gratifying things is to see how deeply the fans have embraced Pike, Spock, Number One and the Enterprise. The idea of getting to tell more stories with them would be a delight for all of us."
Discovery was officially renewed for a third season by CBS All Access last month with series writer Michelle Paradise being promoted to co-showrunner alongside current executive producer and showrunner Alex Kurtzman. It's one among many projects centered on the universe created by Gene Roddenberry currently airing on the network's streaming service.
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. Season 2 is streaming now.