Ethan Peck, who looks more like Quinto than Nimoy, will be the third actor to play the adult Vulcanian Starfleet officer Spock. Peck is perhaps best known for playing Patrick Verona on 20 episodes of “10 Things I Hate About You.”
LOS ANGELES, August 14, 2018 - STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announces Ethan Peck as the newest addition to the series. Peck will star as “Spock,” the half human, half Vulcan Science Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and foster brother of “Michael Burnham.”
“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,” added Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. “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.
"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.”
"Star Trek Discovery" returns to CBSAA next year.