Spock Officially Cast for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2

Lauren Gallaway
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It’s official! Everyone’s favorite intrepid Vulcan will be appearing in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2. This was first announced during the Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman confirmed this news during the panel, which featured cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, and Anson Mount.

News broke today that the grandson of legendary actor Gregory Peck, up-and-coming Ethan Peck, will play Spock on Star Trek Discovery Season 2. According to Deadline, Kurtzman welcomes Peck with open arms: “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.”

Also during Comic-Con, Kurtzman confirmed that the USS Enterprise will also be featured in Season 2.

This was teased during the final moments of Season 1, where the Discovery was being hailed by Captain Pike. Since the Season 1 finale, Marvel’s Inhumans actor Anson Mount will be playing Pike, who will play an important role during Season 2.

During the panel, Mount confirmed that his “Number One” will be a woman, just like Majel Barrett during Star Trek: The Original Series. Who will play this iconic leading lady? None other than the fantastic Rebecca Romijn!

All of this news is a huge treat for Star Trek fans, as it bridges the time between Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: The Original Series. As for a premiere date, all that Kurtzman could reveal was that the show would return in Early 2019.

There will be something to tide over Star Trek fans, however: in December, fans will be treated to four short Star Trek films called “Short Treks.” One will feature Saru’s backstory.

According to audience members, a short teaser was also played during the panel, which featured Captain Pike, the crew, and the Bridge of the Enterprise. Huzzah!

You can check out the trailer below:

We’ll keep you updated as more information on Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is revealed.

Lauren Gallaway
TV editor at FANDOM. Creator of The Marvel Report. Journalist, Comic-Con reporter, Podcaster.
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