Ethan Peck has been cast where only legends have gone before. Anyone aboard the Enterprise or in Starfleet will know who Spock is. A child who descends from a Vulcan father and a human mother, Spock is the epitome of a character yearning for balance. He was originally portrayed by the legendary Leonard Nimoy and later reprised by the brilliant Zachary Quinto. Tough acts to follow, but Peck is surely fit for the role.
Peck will play one of the three central characters in Star Trek: Discovery in its second season on CBS All-Access. Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman announced the news last July at Comic-Con. Spock will appear in the second season’s premiere, October 2019. The timeline of Discovery takes place years before the original Star Trek TV series.
Kurtzman on Peck
Kurtzman is happy to welcome Peck to the cast, all for the right reasons. It took them months to search for the perfect Spock.
“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.”
Until Ethan Peck came:
“He 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.”
Spock will appear aboard the Enterprise and is the foster brother to Discovery’s second officer, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green).
The Man Behind Spock
Ethan Gregory Peck is a 32-year-old veteran TV actor. Some of his acting credits include roles in I Ship It, Gossip Girl, 10 Things I Hate About You, and That ’70s Show. He also played Andre Dunlap in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Pascal in Tell Me How I Die.
In the end, we can only make conclusions once we watch the series.
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