'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Spock Actor Will Be Ethan Peck

Star Trek: Discovery has cast its Spock: actor Ethan Peck.

Peck will be the third actor to portray the half-human Vulcan science officer (not including child versions of the character), following Zachary Quinto in the Star Trek reboot movie series and Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role in The Original Series.

"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," Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman said in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter.

Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery ended with a space rendezvous between the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise, of TOS fame. Set approximately a decade before the events of The Original Series, the Enterprise was at that time captained by Christopher Pike, with Spock serving as a science officer instead of second-in-command.

The first trailer for Season 2 of Discovery reveals Spock has taken leave to investigate mysterious "red bursts" spread throughout space. This makes it likely Peck's Spock will not appear throughout the season, but will instead be a secondary character, similar to appearances from other Spock family members, especially his father Sarek (James Frain), in Discovery 's first season.

Peck, grandson of Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Omen), has several TV credits to his name, including roles on Gossip Girl, That '70s Show and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 will premiere on CBS All Access early in 2019.