Late last night executive producer and co-showrunner Aaron Harberts announced that Star Trek: Discovery has wrapped production.
— Aaron Harberts (@AaronHarberts) October 12, 2017
Art Director Matt Middleton also sent out a tweet this morning announcing the big moment, and thanking the crew.
That's a wrap on Season 1 of #StarTrekDiscovery! Congrats to @startrekcbs for a successful 1st mission. Thanks to the amazing cast and all the talented, creative crew for making this the best show I've ever worked on! #DGCTrekkies pic.twitter.com/bEpkJtCQgR
— Matt Middleton (@MattMiddleton1) October 12, 2017
These followed a heads up earlier on Wednesday from makeup designer James MacKinnon, showing this countdown board from Pinewood Studios in Toronto where Discovery is shot.
The final countdown is done Kids …. LAST DAY on Season 1 of Star Trek Discovery Might be a 23 hour shooting day with 2 units … BUT LAST DAY !#makeupdepthead #makeup #makeup #makeupartist #prothetics #space #klingon #klingons #saru #lrell #makeupfx #jamesmackinnon #jamesmackinnondotcom @jrmackinnon @mthreefx @glennhetrickalchemyfxstudio
As we reported in our interview yesterday, the season finale was directed by Akiva Goldsman.
Over 9 months of production
The end of shooting comes 36 weeks after the show began production in January, which is just a little bit less time than it took to shoot the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, although that show had 26 episodes compared to Discovery‘s 15.
The first two months of production for Discovery were taken up mostly with shooting the two-part premiere (“The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars”), which included extensive location shooting in Jordan in February. There was also a production hiatus for a few weeks in April to allow time for scripts to be completed.
Much work remains to be done
While principal photography has wrapped, there is still much post-production work to finish the the 15-episode season. Four episodes have already been released. Five more episodes are coming in 2017, wrapping up the first “mini-arc” for the show. The season will pick up again in January 2018 with the remaining six episodes.
While all indications are Discovery will be picked up for a second season, the official word on that has yet to come out. If the show does get the greenlight, there is no word yet on when it would go back into production, but executive producer Alex Kurtzman has indicated a second season may not be available until early 2019.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusive in the US on CBS All Access with new episodes released Sundays at 8:30 pm ET. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery airs on the Space Channel at the same time. Discovery is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada with new episodes made available Monday at 8 am BST.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.