The OP asked about a series starring Greenwood Pike. And I frankly don't see how that would work - and neither did you - given that he was captain of the Enterprise for 10 minutes, and his fate in the reboot timeline. I can see how it would work in the prime universe, however. Not that I have any interest in seeing it. Greenwood did fine with the role, but his Pike's function was as Kirk's mentor, and now that's done. Plus, I think the lead in any new series should be younger than pushing 60.