The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery went into production last November, Picard is about to start on season two “soon,” and now it looks like a third live-action Star Trek show is gearing up to start shooting as well.
Peck is in Toronto
The third original live-action Trek series for the soon to be rebranded Paramount+ is Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which was announced last May and will feature the adventures of the USS Enterprise in the decade before James T. Kirk. The show stars Anson Mount as Captain Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One, all reprising their roles from the second season of Discovery and Short Treks.
While there has been no official word from CBS or the executive producers on exactly when Strange New Worlds will start shooting, there have been indications from social media and industry sites that the series began pre-production in late 2020 in Toronto, Canada. Now, it looks like things are getting closer to cameras rolling: Los Angeles-based Ethan Peck posted a couple of pictures from Toronto on Friday showing just how cold and snowy it is there. When asked by one fan on Instagram if he was there to shoot Strange New Worlds, Peck replied with a winking-face emoji.
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5 Star Trek shows in production in 2021
The timing for Peck to be in Toronto now for rehearsals (beginning with quarantine) would make sense schedule-wise if the show is starting production in the last week of this month, as indicated by a trusted industry site. Strange New Worlds will be filmed at the new (and nearby) CBS Stages Canada production facility in Mississauga. As Discovery is shot at Pinewood Studios in Toronto, both shows will be able to be in production at the same time without running into each other.
Assuming Strange New Worlds stays on schedule and Picard also starts up soon in Southern California, Paramount+ will soon have three live-action Star Trek shows in production simultaneously. All three should be able to wrap up a season this year, but it’s unclear if any of them will make it onto Paramount+ before 2021 comes to a close. So far the only show confirmed for this year is the season 2 of the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The premiere of the animated kids series Star Trek: Prodigy should arrive in 2021 on Nickelodeon, but is expected to eventually find its way to Paramount+ sometime after the season wraps up.
3 Spocks in latest Paramount+ promo
Peck and Mount featured prominently in the Paramount+ launch campaign leading up to the Super Bowl and in a new Star Trek Universe spot aired during the game. In case you missed our update, on the day after the Super Bowl, Paramount+ rolled out another new spot that showcased the service and included Star Trek. You can see Ethan Peck as Spock from Short Treks, Leonard Nimoy as Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series and even Iain Armitage dressed up as Spock from Young Sheldon.
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Preview Strange New Worlds with the All Access Podcast
Two weeks ago Tony and Laurie dedicated an episode of TrekMovie’s All Access Star Trek podcast to Strange New Worlds, going over everything known about the show as well as offering up some hopes and informed speculation.
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