Ethan Peck Cast As Spock In Star Trek: Discovery

Ethan Peck Cast As Spock In Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery has it’s Spock as Ethan Peck is cast in the iconic role for the show’s second season.

Following in the footsteps of Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You) will become the most recent actor to portray Star Trek’s Mr. Spock.

Peck will play Spock in the second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. The show established a family tie between its lead character, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), and Spock early in its first season.

The first trailer for Discovery season two shows Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) of the Enterprise seizing command of the Discovery as the Federation are faced with a possibly hostile anomaly. Meanwhile a sub-plot was teased that will see Burnham in search of her missing foster brother, Spock.

The character of Mr. Spock was made iconic in the original series of Star Trek by Leonard Nimoy who will forever be synonymous with the role. Nimoy’s portrayal of the half-Human, half-Vulcan member of the starship Enterprise grew the status of Mr. Spock into one of science fiction’s most recognisable.

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Alongside William Shatner’s portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, Nimoy made the transition from television to the big screen as Star Trek leapt onto cinema screens in 1979 and would endure until 1991. The veteran actor would go on to reprise the role in J.J. Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise in 2009 where he would play Spock ‘prime’ opposite Zachary Quinto who would portray the same character of the ‘Kelvin’ timeline.

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ returns to CBS All Access in the U.S. and Netflix for the rest of the world from early 2019.

Will Harrison

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