CBS has announced that Ethan Peck has been cast in the iconic role of Spock on Star Trek: Discovery’s second season. Peck is also the grandson of Hollywood icon Gregory Peck.

“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,” showrunner Alex Kurtzman said. “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.”

The Nimoy family have given their blessing to the casting.

Ethan Peak also tweeted

His credits include:

  • Madam Secretary
  • Tell Me How I Die
  • Gossip Girl
  • In Time
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (TV Series)
  • That ’70s Show

Star Trek: Discovery’s first season is now available to watch on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. It’s available on Netflix in the rest of the world.