Trekkies, rejoice! Star Trek: Discovery has found it’s young Spock. Ethan Peck will assume the role previously played by Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto.
It was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con that Michael Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) foster brother, Spock, will join the ensemble of Star Trek: Discovery for season 2.
Season 2 will feature an encounter between the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise, where Burnham and Spock are stationed respectfully.
Peck is a veteran TV actor and the grandson of the legendary Gregory Peck. The role of the iconic Starfleet officer will be quite the challenge, Peck appears to be the right choice. Executive produce Alex Kurtzman spoke highly about Peck, saying:
“We searched for months for an actor who would, like [Nimoy and Quinto], bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning. Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”
Nimoy originated the role in the Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek series in 1966. Nimoy playeSpockok throughout the series, the film franchise, and the animated series. Quinto assumed the role of a younger Spock in an alternate timeline in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) and played the character subsequent sequels. Negotiations are ongoing for the fourth installment.
Star Trek: Discovery season 2 is set to premiere on CBS All-Acess in January 2019.