Star Trek: Discovery To Begin Filming This Month

Star Trek: Beyond was a huge box office success in 2016, and the franchise is using that traction to head back to TV.

CBS announced that Star Trek: Discovery would air on 2017, but many thought the release date would be early in the year. When 2016 was coming to a close, and no cast had been put into place, it was understood that the project would be pushed back a bit.

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Well, Discovery is finally one step closer to hitting your TV screen.

According to International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - an acting union in Toronto - the series is slated to shoot in the city beginning later this month. Their database claims that production for the series will begin on January 24.

The series will star The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Anthony Rapp.

Star Trek: Discovery takes its title from the name of the ship featured in the series, the USS Discovery. Star Trek: Discovery is set 10 years prior to the events of Star Trek: The Original Series. While returning to the core Star Trek theme of exploration, the first season of Star Trek: Discovery is said to feature a season-long story arc dealing with a known event from Star Trek history that has so far been talked about but never visited directly by the franchise.

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Star Trek Discovery is the first new Star Trek television series in over a decade, since Star Trek: Enterprise wrapped its run in 2005.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in May 2017 on CBS. Following that, the series will move to CBS All Access in the United States, and to Netflix and other streaming services globally.