New Star Trek series to be filmed in Toronto
Local Trekkies have reason to celebrate with news that the latest iteration of the Star Trek television series will film in Toronto later this year. It was originally slated for production in Los Angeles, but recent reports have confirmed the switch to Toronto for the yet-to-be-titled show.
This follows Star Trek Beyond as only the second production in franchise history to be filmed outside of the United States. Series director Bryan Fuller has plenty of experience shooting in these parts having recently completed work on Hannibal in the city. He's also at work on American Gods in Toronto throughout the summer.
Toronto has always had a special relationship with the Star Trek franchise, be it the appearance of the CN Tower in TNG's "Contagion" episode, the legendary Ten Forward call-in show on Scarborough community television, or the massive 1994 convention that took place at SkyDome to celebrate the conclusion of the series. Back then, Citytv was even the Federation Station, if you'll recall.
Details about the new series are sparse, but rumours abound that the first season will be set in a timeline between the Undiscovered Country and TNG. The show is set to air in January 2017, so filming will is due to begin imminently.