Star Trek: Discovery's Search For Spock Is Over
Aug 14, 2018
Star Trek: Discovery has found their new Spock! Ethan Peck, grandson of legendary actor Gregory Peck, will play the part of the half-human, half-Vulcan Science Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the upcoming second season of the show.
“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,” Executive producer Alex Kurtzman said. “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 is available on CBS All Access in the U.S., Space Channel in Canada, and on Netflix in the rest of the world.
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. 🖖🏼 #StarTrekDiscovery #LLAP pic.twitter.com/jEXG1T253Z— Ethan Peck (@ethangpeck) August 14, 2018