Ethan Peck to play Mr. Spock in Star Trek Discovery
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Ethan Peck to play Mr. Spock in Star Trek Discovery

Ethan Peck will become the latest actor to try on Mr. Spock’s ears for the second season of new Star Trek TV franchise, Discovery.

The 32 year old has been cast as the half-Vulcan-half-human character in the series, which is set a decade before the original Star Trek hit TV screens in the 1960s.

The role was originated by the late Leonard Nimoy and played by Zachary Quinto in the most recent big screen Star Trek movies.

In the new series, Spock is the foster brother of Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham character.

Announcing the casting on Tuesday (14Aug18), Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman told Deadline, “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.”

The arrival of Mr. Spock won’t be the only thing Star Trek fans will be looking forward to when season two of Discovery launches early next year (19) – Patrick Stewart has revealed he will be reprising his role as U.S.S. Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

– Cover Media

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