Trekverse might be expanding, but Star Trek: Discovery is slimming down.
The second season’s two major cast additions — Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn are to exit at the end of the second season, which is currently nine episodes into its run.
The two joined the CBS All Access drama at the beginning of Season Two will leave come the season finale as they inked one-year deals and were contracted for Season 2 arcs “as part of a plan to sync up Discovery with the original Star Trek lore by the end of the new series’ second season.”
Mount played Captain Christopher Pike and Romijn, plaid Pike’s shipmate Number One.
The season’s remaining five episodes debut on CBS All Access every Thursday.
Star Trek: Discovery was renewed for a third season last month.