With the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery just five months away, the franchise’s highly-anticipated return to television is finally set to begin filming next week in Toronto.After suffering a few setbacks — including the show’s launch being pushed back and the departure of Bryan Fuller — the filming of Discovery will commence on January 24 at Pinewood Studios. This news comes to us via the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — an acting union in Toronto. It appears as though the show will go by the alias “Green Harvest.”The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere with a broadcast TV special on CBS in May. That episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the U.S. on the video streaming service CBS All Access.
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh will star in the new series, with Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo being announced as playing Klingons. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry will act as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) and Kirsten Beyer serving as a writers and consulting producers. Stepping in for Bryan Fuller as co-show runners are Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.