Bryan Fuller’s CBS ‘Star Trek’ Will Film in Toronto This Fall
Bryan Fuller’s new CBS Star Trek has yet to confirm any real production details beyond the creative talent involved, but the streaming sci-fi series may yet explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations up north. We’re talking of Canada, of course, as rumor has it the new series will diverge from its predecessors with a Toronto production.
Purportedly confirmed by Trek Core (Toronto officials also gave non-confirming, if suggestive indication), Fuller’s new Star Trek series is said to have booked studio space in Toronto for a September shoot, ahead of a January 2017 premiere. The new iteration would become the first Star Trek series to film outside of Los Angeles, understandable given Fuller’s commitment to the similarly Toronto-based American Gods, and past Toronto shoots with Hannibal.
Previously, the new Star Trek was said to return to the timeline previously rebooted by J.J. Abrams’ film series, sometime between Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country and The Next Generation TV series. The first season might also end up “heavily serialized” with a new, non-Enterprise ship, though other reports suggest the series overall could operate as an anthology, changing time, setting and focus from season to season.
Fuller will headline the new streaming iteration of Star Trek as co-creator and executive producer, while Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod. So reads the initial synopsis for the series, which debuts on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All-Access:
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.
Fellow producer Alex Kurtzman wrote both the 2009 Star Trek reboot and its 2013 sequel with frequent partner Roberto Orci, though Orci has no involvement in the new TV series.
Star Trek Beyond also shot up north in Vancouver (corrected from Toronto), but what might the new series look like under a different backdrop?
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