Construction of the sets for "Star Trek: Discovery" are expected to be finished within a month, sources tell CBR, with filming for the CBS All Access series targeted to begin shortly thereafter at Pinewood Toronto Studios.
Originally slated to shoot in November of this year, "Star Trek: Discovery" was reportedly delayed to allow the visual effects team to deliver the best possible result. The series was announced with a January premiere date, but was subsequently pushed back to Spring 2017.
Bryan Fuller, the show's executive producer, was set to serve as showrunner, until he stepped aside so he could give more time to Starz's upcoming "American Gods" series. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts stepped into Fuller’s show runner shoes, while Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman will serve in a "top creative role" on the series. "Star Trek Into Darkness" co-scribe Alex Kurtzman will work on the series as executive producer.
The series stars Michelle Yeoh as Han Bou, the Captain of the Starship Shenzhou, a vessel that will feature heavily in the series, along with the titular U.S.S. Discovery. Doug Jones has joined the cast as Lt. Saru, an alien from a previously unseen species in the “Star Trek” universe, and Anthony Rapp as the Discovery's Science Officer, Lt. Stamets, an expert in space fungus. No other casting has been announced, including the lead character, who will be referred to as "Number One."
“Star Trek: Discovery” will air its pilot in May on CBS, and release its subsequent episodes on the CBS All Access streaming service. A membership with the service, including ads, runs $5.99 per month. An ad-free version will reportedly be offered for $9.99 per month.