CBS has just booked Pinewood Toronto Studios’ 46,500-square foot mega stage for its Star Trek live action TV series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Studio space in the Ontario city is hard to come by these days, according to Paul Bronfman, chairman of Pinewood Toronto Studios. That’s especially true now that CBS has just booked Pinewood to film its new as yet unnamed Star Trek television series, which we’re calling Star Trek All Access.
What’s especially exciting for Trek is the use of Pinewood’s mega stage, North America’s largest, purpose-built soundstage and the first in Toronto capable of accommodating the production of large blockbuster movies. Since its construction in 2008, such big-budget films as Pacific Rim, Pixels, and Kick-Ass 2 have made use of Pinewood’s facilities.
Filming is expected to start sometime in September, with the show’s initial air date set for January 2017.
***UPDATED*** – CBS made the official announcement on Monday via Twitter:
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