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Star Trek Picard Series Has Started Production

Today officially marks the first day of principal photography on CBS All Access' upcoming Star Trek series starring Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard.

Filming is expected to last for approximately five months, with a tentative wrap on principal photography scheduled for Sept. 16. Unlike Star Trek: Discovery, which films in Toronto, the upcoming series is being filmed in Los Angeles.

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The first season will run for 10 episodes, with two back-to-back episodes helmed by the same director. The first two episodes will be directed by Culpepper Hanelle, while Jonathan Frakes will direct the third and fourth episodes. Both directors have previously helmed episodes of Discovery.

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The series was first announced by Stewart himself this past summer, surprising fans around the world. Stewart will be reprising his iconic role for the first time since 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis, with the series taking place 18 years after the events of the film and the character impacted by the destruction of Romulus and dissolution of the Romulan Star Empire.

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The untitled Star Trek Picard series stars Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Isa Briones. The series is set to debut later this year on CBS All Access.

(via TrekMovie.com)

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