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For everyone still worried about the release date of CBS’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ series, we have some good news for you. Despite the fact that the series was originally slated to premiere in early 2017 and had since been pushed back due to the creative team changes that occurred last year, they seem to finally have the ball rolling. Now that they have some actual cast members on board, with Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Anthony Rapp having been announced in the past few months, it seems that the series might just be starting production sooner than we thought.

star-trek-discovery_1According to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (a stage acting union in Toronto), ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is supposed to start shooting in Toronto on January 24, 2017, according to information logged in their database. That means that production is going to begin in 1 week! That is a lot sooner than expected, but makes a lot of sense considering the fact that CBS plans to air the first episode of the series in May of 2017. It is only odd in that we had not heard any news about the series for a while, but I suppose at this point no news is good news for ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ as it means the creative forces are getting down to the business of getting the show made, which they really need to do now that the deadline is looming.

Of course, whether or not all their work pays off remains to be seen, especially since CBS is still sticking to the plan of only releasing the first episode of the series on the network, with the rest of the series being available exclusively on their All-Access app, meaning if you are not paying for the app, no ‘Star Trek’ for you. Which basically just invites people to either ignore the series altogether (IMO CBS does not have enough content to warrant buying their app) or wait for them to eventually release the series on Netflix, neither of which bodes well for an expensive series which is sure to be counting on a heavy fan-base and viewership to keep it going.

Source: Comic Book

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