While Star Trek has become a massive box office draw in the past few years, it has been over a decade since the long-running sci-fi franchise was seen on TV. This will change next year, when a new Star Trek show premieres, and the shooting location and start date has now been confirmed.
As announced by CBS on twitter, the new show will begin production this Fall, in Canada:
While the title, cast, and broadcast date are yet to be announced, it was revealed in Februay that former Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller will oversee the show, alongside Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the last two movie adventures.
While the first episode will be broadcast on the CBS network channel, all subsequent episodes will initially screen on the company’s All Access digital subscription service, making it the first show to launch on a broadcast network but air primarily on a VOD service. The last series was Star Trek: Enterprise, which ran for four seasons between 2001 and 2005.
In other Star Trek news, Trekmovie has reported that the CBS sister company Paramount, which produce the movies, has registered the title Star Trek 4 with the MPAA. This is no guarantee that a fourth film will go into production, but it does indicate that the studio is hoping to continue the franchise past this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, which opens on July 22.
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