Star Trek: Discovery has found their Spock. Today, CBS All Access announced Ethan Peck has joined the TV show’s second season.
The newest installment in the Star Trek franchise takes place 10 years before the original series and stars Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, and James Frain.
On Star Trek: Discovery, Peck will play a young Spock, the character originally played by Leonard Nimoy in the first Star Trek series. Season two is expected to premiere on CBS All Access in 2019.
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LOS ANGELES, August 14, 2018 – STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announces Ethan Peck as the newest addition to the series. Peck will star as “Spock,” the half human, half Vulcan Science Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and foster brother of “Michael Burnham.”
“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,” added Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. “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.”
As previously announced, season 2 of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will premiere in early 2019 on CBS All Access.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Star Trek: Discovery? Are you excited for season two?