When the teaser trailer for Discovery Season two was released back in July, we knew that at some stage we’d see Michael Burnham’s famed foster brother as she stood in his quarters, pondering where the half Vulcan she grew up with has gone.
Since then we’ve waited to see who Discovery would cast in the role originated by Leonard Nimoy and now we have our answer! Broken by Variety this evening, Discovery’s producers have welcomes Ethan Peck to appear in the iconic role for Season 2.
Soon after the news broke, Peck confirmed the announcement, thanking the Nimoy family who he had apparently met with before the announcement.
Peck, a career actor who has had numerous roles over the years, follows in the footsteps of Zachary Quinto who took the reigns of Spock for the Kelvin Timeline alternate universe movies and would be the third actor – excluding child actors as young versions of Spock – in the role.
“The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion.” Discoverys Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman wrote in a statement to variety, “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.”
Star Trek Discovery Season 2 is due for release in January 2019. We’ll have an in depth look at the announcement as well as all recent Discovery news in our next edition of Comms. Comms is available to all members of Starfleet Command Quadrant 2 – and as we don’t believe fandom comes at a premium, you can join and enjoy all membership benefits for free now!