Zachary Quinto will follow Leonard Nimoy (again) with revival of In Search Of for History

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Jan 30, 2018

Zachary Quinto is following in the late Leonard Nimoy's footsteps once again.

After taking over the role of Spock in the Star Trek franchise back in 2009, Quinto is again stepping into Nimoy's shoes to host and executive produce a revival of the iconic docuseries In Search Of for History. 

The network announced Tuesday that it has greenlit a 10-episode order for an "unscripted" version of the series, which will follow Quinto as he investigates a different mysterious subject—from UFOs to mysterious creatures to time travel—in each episode, speaking to witnesses and experts along the way and attempting to discover the truth. 

“I am so excited to be reimagining In Search Of and exploring new questions and phenomena with all of the advancements in science and technology from which we have benefited in the past forty years since the original series first aired,” Quinto said in a press release. “In the spirit of my late dear friend Leonard Nimoy, we intend to honor and perpetuate his endless curiosity about the world – and universe – in which we live. Our director Eddie Schmidt and our partners at Propagate, Universal Television Alternative Studio and FremantleMedia International have ignited the process with enthusiasm and intelligence, and History is the perfect home for this unique and compelling series.”

In Search Of began in 1973 with a series of three one-hour specials narrated by The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling. When it was decided that the concept would be expanded into a full-blown series, Serling had passed away, so Nimoy was tapped as host. He led viewers through the world's strangest mysteries for six seasons between 1977 and 1982, when the show ended. The X-Files star Mitch Pileggi hosted a brief revival of the series in 2002, but the Nimoy version is still what viewers remember most fondly. Now, Quinto hopes to carry on the tradition.

The In Search Of reboot does not yet have an airdate, but for fans of paranormal programming, this is definitely exciting news. What do you think? Can Quinto follow Nimoy to greatness on the small screen?