Season 1 ended with the Discovery received an emergency distress call from a nearby Federation ship. The ship turns out to be the USS Enterprise under Pike's command, according to Variety.
But despite having the original, iconic "Star Trek" ship appear, the focus will remain on the Discovery, says executive producer Alex Kurtzman.
"The show is called 'Discovery.' It's not 'Enterprise,'" Kurtzman told Variety. "So yes, the Enterprise will play a part of Season 2 but it will absolutely not overshadow Discovery. And I think with Enterprise's arrival in the finale we recognize that the audience has a lot of questions about our synchronicity with the original series, which really means our synchronicity with canon."
Jeffrey Hunter played Captain Pike in the original, unused "Star Trek" series: The footage was later used in the two-part episode "The Menagerie," in which Sean Kenney played the older, wheelchair-bound Pike. Bruce Greenwood played Pike in 2009 "Star Trek" reboot and "Star Trek Into Darkness."Variety]