'Star Trek: Discovery' Casts Their Mr. Spock for Season 2

It would appear that CBS All Access has made the highly logical decision to announce the actor who will be picking up the television mantle of Mr. Spock on season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.

The streaming service announced just a little bit ago that actor Ethan Peck (In TimeSorcerer's Apprentice) will be bringing the Vulcan hero to the small screen in season 2 of the newest Star Trek series. Yes, Ethan (who's full name is Ethan Gregory Peck) is the grandson of the silver screen's legendary Gregory Peck.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Casts Their Mr. Spock for Season 2
Photo of Ethan Peck courtesy of Star Trek.com

Alex Kurtzman, Discovery Executive Producer and head of the newly created CBS All Access "Trekverse" offered this statement on the casting news:

"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," he added. "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."

Ethan took to his twitter account to share this image with original Spock Leonard Nimoy's family and to offer his thanks:

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 will warp onto CBS All Access sometime in January of 2019. Season 1 of the series is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

About Mary Anne Butler

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