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New Star Trek TV series will begin filming this fall in Toronto

05.02.2016

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When Star Trek: Enterprise aired its series finale back in 2005, the Star Trek franchise had enjoyed an uninterrupted presence on television since 1987; an impressive achievement to be sure, but looking back on the "franchise fatigue" which many fans felt as the series' went on and on, perhaps a few breaks would have been a good thing. J.J. Abrams' rebooted STAR TREK series has ignited interest towards the franchise once again and we will soon have a brand-new Star Trek television show to look forward to. What will be the seventh Star Trek series will air on CBS All Access in 2017, but CBS has just confirmed where and when production will kick off.

Each of the pre-existing live-action Star Trek series have called California home, but as the large majority of Star Trek takes place on sets, I'd imagine that shooting in Toronto won't have much affect on the look of the new show. Bryan Fuller, who is serving as showrunner on the new series, is no stranger to Toronto; he's currently there in the midst of shooting American Gods, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name which Fuller has developed for Starz. We still don't know much about CBS' new Star Trek series, about which CBS has only said "the brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.” There are rumours that the show will take place between STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY and Star Trek: The Next Generation and that it could be an anthology series, but I suppose we will have to wait and see.

STAR TREK: BEYOND is due to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

Source: CBS

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