Actress Rebecca Romijn is set to play Number One in the swecond season of Star Trek: Discovery. Anson Mount, who will play Captain Christopher Pike on the series, revealed the news during the Discovery panel at San Diego Comic Con on Friday.
Originally played by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s wife Majel Barrett, Romijn will be the second actress to ever to play Pike’s second-in-command on a Star Trek television series. Romijn confirmed the news on Twitter.
Romijn is known for her role as Mystique in the original X-Men film trilogy, and as Joan in 2004’s The Punisher film. She recently voiced the character of Louis Lane in the animated film The Death of Superman. During the panel, it was also revealed that the character of Spock appear on the series, which will return in early 2019.
Anson Mount & Rebecca Romijn Disembarking from 'Star Trek: Discovery'
Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn are leaving CBS All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery" after the end of the current second season, according to Deadline. The actors, who play Captain Christopher Pike and Number One, respectively, joined the show at the beginning of the season as the most promiment members of the USS Enterprise.
According to the Hollywood trade, Mount and Romijn's deals for Discovery were for a one-year commitment, with the intent they be brought on to help align the show with the continuity of the original Star Trek television series. Both characters appeared in the original 1964 series pilot, but the characters were written out afterwards.