Pop Goes The News – The Toronto area will be home next year to a second Star Trek series.
Cameras are scheduled to roll on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds from February to July at CBS Stages Canada, the former Kraft Canada warehouse on Matheson Blvd. in Mississauga.
A fourth season of Star Trek Discovery starts filming next month, roughly 30 km east at Pinewood Toronto Studios. (Season 3 premieres Oct. 15.)
Strange New Worlds is a prequel to the original Star Trek series – which ran from 1966 to 1969 and starred Canada’s William Shatner and James Doohan – focusing on the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain Kirk took command.
Strange New Worlds executive producer Alex Kurtzman told Deadline this week: “We are going to do stand-alone episodes. There will be emotional serialization. There will be two-parters. There will be larger plot arcs. But it really is back to the model of alien-of-the-week, planet-of-the-week, challenge-on-the-ship-of-the-week.”
Reprising their roles from Star Trek Discovery and Short Treks are Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike (a character portrayed by Canada’s Bruce Greenwood in the 2009 movie Star Trek), Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One.
Like Discovery, Strange New Worlds is being made for CBS All Access. In Canada, Discovery airs on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel.