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Leonard Nimoy's Family Welcomes Star Trek: Discovery's Spock Actor

Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek Into Darkness

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery will feature a younger version of the franchise's iconic character Spock but with a new actor in the role.

After yesterday's news that Ethan Peck will portray Spock on the CBS All Access series, Peck has since received the support of original Spock actor Leonard Nimoy's family. Peck tweeted a picture with the Nimoy family flashing the character's traditional Vulcan salute to live long and prosper, thanking the family for their support upon assuming their patriarch's famous role.

Thanks to the Nimoy family for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity and support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the iconic half alien we know as Mr. Spock. It is an incomparable honor. ?? #StarTrekDiscovery #LLAP pic.twitter.com/jEXG1T253Z

— Ethan Peck (@ethangpeck) August 14, 2018

Included in the family picture are Adam Nimoy, son of the original Spock actor and director of the 2016 biographical documentary on his father For the Love of Spock, and his wife Terry Farrell, who starred in the first six seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Jadzia Dax.

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Set approximately a decade before the events of the original Star Trek television series, Discovery will feature Spock alongside his foster sister Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) as well as crewmates Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn).

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Returning in 2019 on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, and Anson Mount.

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