The highly anticipated new Star Trek television series is set to begin filming this fall in Toronto which is great news for Trekkies and all Sci-Fi fans alike.
Back in November, we told you about the pickup for the new series by CBS Television Studios. Very few details have been released since then, but we finally got some new concrete information today in the form of a tweet by CBS: the series will begin filming in Toronto this fall. The series is set to debut in 2017 with only the pilot airing on broadcast TV. You’ll have to get CBS All Access to watch the rest of the episodes.
We at the The Geekiary are big fans of Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) who will act as executive producer of the new series along with Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. Fuller got his start in television writing on previous Star Trek television series Deep Space Nine and Voyager. There is no official word yet on if he will write any episodes, but we can guess that he will play a heavy role in his EP duties.
Star Trek fans will be pleased to know that Canada has an excellent track record of producing incredible Sci-Fi series including Supernatural, 12 Monkeys, and The Strain (among many, many others), so it is a good sign that the series will sign on some of the best of the best in the genre field. (I always like to say that Canada is to Sci-Fi what the UK is to period dramas.) As soon as more details are released, especially announcements of filming studios and other creators attached, we will let you know.
Of course, this TV series has great timing. 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the mainstay genre universe, and the next several months will give fans a lot to look forward to. We told you about “Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years” making its debut at San Diego Comic Con this summer, and of course the Star Trek Beyond film will also be released this summer.
Although we don’t have many details, this is a step in the right direction for Star Trek fans, and wonderful timing to coincide with the celebration of the franchise’s longevity. It will be interesting to see if the new TV series has anything to do with the recent film releases (due to their standalone success) or if it will boldly go to a completely new place. Let the speculation begin!
Erin has reviewed many shows over the years including Orphan Black, iZombie, Penny Dreadful, and Killing Eve. She has a keen eye for on-screen chemistry, and loves to tackle the subject of casting. She is also our horror aficionado. She live tweets shows, and loves to share her feelings. Erin has a BA in History, and likes to analyze the lore behind historical fiction. She attends San Diego Comic Con every year and has also attended C2E2 and WonderCon.
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