The two major cast additions to the Trekverse are to exit at the end of Season Two.
Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn, who joined the CBS All Access drama at the beginning of the season, will exit the show and the Trekverse come the season finale. Mount played Captain Christopher Pike and Romijn, plaid Pike’s shipmate Number One.
According to Deadline, both are set to exit the series 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.”
Star Trek: Discovery is nine episodes into its second season with five more to go. It was renewed for a third season last month.
A new episode of Star Trek: Discovery debuts every Thursday via CBS All Access.