One member of the original “Star Trek” bridge crew spans 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, and the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery” has just cast that character.
CBS announced that Ethan Peck is joining the series as Spock, the half human, half Vulcan science officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, played on the original 1960s TV series by Leonard Nimoy.
“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,” said “Star Trek: Discovery” 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.