“Star Trek: Discovery” Announces Who Will Play Spock

Ethan Peck at the "Free Fire" film premiere, Los Angeles, 13 Apr 2017. Photo by Richard Shotwell/REX/Shutterstock (8610844av)

Ethan Peck has been cast as Spock in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed at Comic-Con earlier this summer that Spock would indeed be returning in season two of Star Trek: Discovery. The question on everyone’s mind has been who will take on the legendary role.

“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,” 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.”

He continued: “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.”

The second season of Star Trek Discovery will premiere in 2019.