Star Trek: Discovery announced this week that Ethan Peck is to be the newest addition to the series. Ethan will star as ‘Spock,’ the half human, half Vulcan Science Officer of the USS Enterprise. As such this makes him the foster brother of it’s main character ‘Michael Burnham.’

Who is Ethan Peck?

Ethan Peck was born on March 2nd 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ethan Gregory Peck. The actor’s has had role’s in film and tv shows. One of the films was In Time (2011). This role will certainly be a big thing for him! His other claim to frame is that his grandfather is legendary film actor Gregory Peck (1916-2003)!

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman on Spock

Star Trek - Leonard Nimoy
Star Trek – Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy) ©1967 CBS Broadcasting

“Through 52 years of television and film Mr Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek,” Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman is quoted in the press release.

Star Trek Into Darkness - Zachary Quinto
Star Trek Into Darkness – Spock (Zachary Quinto) ©2012 Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Alex also says: “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.”

Saturn Awards 2010 - Leonard Nimoy
Saturn Awards 2010 – Leonard Nimoy backstage © Judy Sloane

When will we see Spock?

As previously announced, Star Trek: Discovery season 2 will premiere in early 2019 on CBS All Access (and most worldwide on Netflix). Although the season will likely start off, where Season 1 ended, with Discovery meeting the Enterprise we don’t expect to see Spock then. He is ‘missing’ and Michael Burnham will have to go on a “Search for Spock”…

EEthan Peck meets Nimoys
Ethan Peck posted on twitter this picture of him meeting some of Leonard Nimoy’s relatives