Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Star Trek and American Horror Story alum Zachary Quinto has signed on to host and executive produce a new version of the 1970s and '80s science program In Search Of.
History said Tuesday it ordered 10 episodes of the unscripted series.
Leonard Nimoy was the original show's longtime host.
"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 benefitted in the past 40 years since the original series first aired," said Quinto in a statement. "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 the '70s and '80s, the legendary Leonard Nimoy captivated viewers by transporting them through the world of unsolved mysteries and paranormal phenomena," added Eli Lehrer, executive vice president of programming for History. "To this day, the investigations conducted in this series remain relevant and a source of public obsession. Now with Zachary's passion and prevalence in the science- fiction genre, the groundbreaking series is back for a new audience."
Quinto and Nimoy both played the iconic character Spock in the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy died in 2015 at the age of 83.