Star Trek: Discovery has found their Spock in Ethan Peck

At the end of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, the Discovery was hailed by the U.S.S. Enterprise with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) at the helm. If you know Star Trek canon, you know that Spock was an officer on Pike’s ship. Ethan Peck, the grandson of the legendary actor Gregory Peck, has been tapped to play Spock this season.

This season will have the Discovery and the Enterprise working together. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), foster sister to Spock, will also be on a quest to find Spock. In the trailer, we find out that Spock is not on the Enterprise. Pike tells Burnham in a voiceover, “He took leave. It’s as if he’d run into a question he couldn’t answer.” If this is giving you ‘The Search for Spock’ vibes, don’t worry. He’s very much alive and stays alive.

CBS All-Access released a statement from executive producer Alex Kurtzman regarding the casting:

Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek. The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion. We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, 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.

Peck’s acting credits include the television series 10 Things I Hate About You, Madam Secretary, Gossip Girl, That 70’s Show, and CW Seed’s I Ship It.

Star Trek: Discovery returns in 2019 on CBS All-Access.

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