Star Trek: Discovery To Begin Filming Next Week

With the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery just five months away, the franchise’s highly-anticipated return to television is finally set to begin filming next week in Toronto.

After suffering a few setbacks — including the show’s launch being pushed back and the departure of Bryan Fuller — the filming of Discovery will commence on January 24 at Pinewood Studios. This news comes to us via the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — an acting union in Toronto. It appears as though the show will go by the alias “Green Harvest.”

The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere with a broadcast TV special on CBS later this year. That episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the U.S. on the video streaming service CBS All Access.

Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh will star in the new series, with Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo being announced as playing Klingons.

Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry will act as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) and Kirsten Beyer serving as a writers and consulting producers. Stepping in for Bryan Fuller as co-showrunners are Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.

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  • David Jordan

    Why cant I see the video

    • jurassicbond

      It’s just a video of the teaser for the show that was released months ago. Nothing new.

  • jurassicbond

    I really hope this is going to last. It sucks that Fuller has stepped down, but as long as Nicholas Meyer is involved I have high hopes.

  • DS9 is King

    I hope this series will be action oriented because TNG for example was painful to watch because it was PC and All talk but this is the 21st Century I expect them to make this more like Enterprise, also I am glad Nicholas Myer is involved he made Wrath of Khan and that was an excellent movie. Nicholas Myer is a excellent Director he knows how to make a great movie or series, back in 1982 when Paramount Brought Nicholas Myer in to write and Direct the Wrath of Khan Gene Roddenberry did not approve of the Story he hatted the Various themes of aging and loss he hatted Spock dying and all the Death and Destruction in the Movie but most of all he hatted the Space Battles. Gene Roddenberry and Nicholas Myer did not get along they had radically different view points of what Star Trek should be Myer wanted it more Action Adventure good vs Evil and Roddenberry wanted it more Cerebral but in the end Nicholas Myer won and Paramount sided with him and they kicked Roddenberry off the Project.

    • Sina

      Now we can argue that TNG in runs circles around DS9 in every aspect.

    • Beth Goldsworthy

      Star Trek, and the ST universe, has always been more cerebral than action. It’s what makes for good storytelling and characters that we care about.
      It was Roddenberry’s thought on who we are and where we’re going in the future.

  • Bernhardt Le Mechant

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, and…..Michelle Yeoh! That is pretty kick ass. Nicholas Meyer… co writer of The Voyage Home, many people’s fav St movie.

  • Dasjerm

    If this show sucks as bad as the last three Trek shows, it won’t last past the first season.

    • stephen ramsden

      you sound like a real fan, not

    • nerdrrage

      My bet is it’ll be a lot like DS9 – serialized and complex – because that’s what gets people to subscribe to streaming services. So if that doesn’t appeal to you, don’t bother with this one.

    • Sina

      Last three shows, except DS9 which big sucked, were excellent, especially Voyager.