The new Star Trek television show that’s being produced for CBS All Access will be unlike any other Trek series before it — as the new show may be filming north of the United States border in Canada.
According to a report by Pop Goes the News, CBS booked studio space in Toronto last September, to produce the new series.
This move breaks from tradition, as all five previous live-action Star Trek series have shot in Los Angeles. While no other Trek television series has been shot in Canada, Justin Lin’s upcoming feature film Star Trek Beyond was filmed in Vancouver last year.
Canadian government tax incentives are traditionally a reason for filming in Canada, as opposed to Los Angeles.
The new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch in early 2017 with a broadcast TV special on CBS. The first episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the US on the video streaming service CBS All Access.
Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry have been announced as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) is serving as a writer and consulting producer.
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