Star Trek: Discovery has found its Spock.
When Star Trek: Discovery returns to TV screens next year, the cast will include a familiar character – Mr. Spock. The half-Vulcan, half-human sci-fi icon will be joining the cast in the shape of actor, Ethan Peck.
Peck – the grandson of the late actor, Gregory Peck – follows in the footsteps of Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto who have previously played the part.
Taking to Twitter to confirm the news, Peck said:
“Thanks to the Nimoy family for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity and support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the iconic half alien we know as Mr. Spock. It is an incomparable honor.”
In a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter), Star Trek: Discovery showrunner, Alex Kurtzman said:
“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.”
Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access & Netflix in 2019.