Star Trek: Discovery: Two major characters set to leave after season 2
Following Star Trek: Discovery‘s renewal for a third season, Deadline reports that Anson Mount (Tully) and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) are set to leave the series right after its season two finale. Mount and Romijin were cast for the second season to portray two of this season’s major characters, Captain Christopher Pike and Number One, respectively. Their sudden departure is due to the two actors only signing on for a one-year contract deal with the show. The last episode is scheduled to air on April 18.
Star Trek Discovery is about the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. In the end of the season one finale, it showed that the Discovery has finally encountered the USS Enterprise.
The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor, Mary Wiseman as Cadet Tilly, James Frain as Sarek, astrophysicist and father of Spock, Chris Obi as Klingon leader T’Kuvma, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, a Klingon commander, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli, and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd.
Season two’s additional cast includes Ethan Peck as the iconic half-human and half-Vulcan officer Spock, Rebecca Romijn as the original Number One and Anson Mount as Captain Christoper Pike.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. The series will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 airs new episodes on Thursday nights on CBS All Access. The first six episodes of the season are currently streaming.