The cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery season 3 have been heads down, making the new season. With the filming now wrapped, a few of the folks involved took to the daylight to let fans know.
Final episode written last month
Co-showrunner Michelle Paradise shared a picture of the last line in the script from the finale of season 3.
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) January 17, 2020
The cast finished filming last week, production wrap official today
Producer/director ‘Tunde makes the wrap official
— Olatunde Osunsanmi (@CenterWillHold) February 25, 2020
And co-showrunner Michelle Paradise praises the team
Absolutely incredible work by the whole Discovery team. Can’t wait for all of you to see what we’ve cooked up for season 3! https://t.co/yOq89nXba8
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) February 25, 2020
New cast member David Ajala (who plays Cleveland “Book” Booker) snapped a pic of himself with the clapperboard for one of his final scenes.
— David Ajala (@iamDavidAjala) February 21, 2020
Toronto actor Tanner Zipchen snapped a selfie with Doug Jones congratulating him on wrapping the season.
Everybody’s “Number One” director Jonathan Frakes, who directed episodes 3 and 8 of the season, congratulated the cast and crew this morning.
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) February 24, 2020
Release date TBA
The question now on fans’ minds is of course when we will get to see the third season. Last month, Secret Hideout executive Heather Kadin was asked about the readiness of Discovery season 3 and Lower Decks season 1. She revealed that both shows should be ready to go by May, after the first season of Picard ends its run. When asked which was coming first, she noted that it was up to the CBS executives. So as of right now which show is up after Picard has yet to be determined.
On the streaming front
The newly merged ViacomCBS held an investors meeting recently where they confirmed plans for more expansive version of CBS All Access that adds in Viacom properties:
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish confirming our scoop from 2 weeks ago in real time – says CBS All Access streaming service will be backbone for new service with content from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, etc. — 30,000 TV shows/up to 1,000 Paramount movies. Soft launch later in '20
— Alex Sherman (@sherman4949) February 20, 2020
Also of interest is the confirmation that there are more unannounced shows coming, as reported last month. Since this was an investor call of the newly combined ViacomCBS, it’s important to note that they also touted “a highly anticipated film from Paramount Pictures” which we believe is referring to the Noah Hawley film, which is expected to get Hawley’s full attention starting later this spring.
"Building on Discovery & Picard, we now have 2 addtl series in production at @CBSAllAccess & @Nickelodeon, & 2 more series in development; plus, a series of Picard novels being rolled out at @simonschuster, & a highly anticipated new #StarTrek film at @ParamountPics." – BB $VIAC
— ViacomCBS (@ViacomCBS) February 20, 2020
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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