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'Star Trek: Discovery' Has Found Its New Spock

And he's the grandson of a Hollywood icon.

Ethan Peck (Getty)
Ethan Peck (Getty)

We finally know who will be filling in those half-human, half-Vulcan shoes!

CBS all Access has tapped Ethan Peck, grandson of Oscar-winner Gregory Peck, to play Spock in the upcoming season of Star Trek: Discovery, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The USS Enterprise science officer was initially played by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek  movies and TV series which aired from '66 to '69. More recently, Zachary Quinto took up the role in the rebooted Star Trek film franchise.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock. (CBS)
Leonard Nimoy as Spock. (CBS)

Starring Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Star Trek: Discovery is a prequel series to the original Star Trek. Peck will reportedly play Burnham's foster brother. It's unknown how predominantly Spock will be featured in Season 2 of Discovery, due back sometime in early 2019.

"We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, bring his own interpretation to the role," said Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman in a statement. "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."

Peck previously starred in the short-lived ABC Family show 10 Things I Hate About You. You may also recognize him from appearances on Madam Secretary and I Ship It from the CW Seed.

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