The new CBS television series “Star Trek: Discovery” now has a new production start date of January 5, 2017 and the show will be casting new starring roles roles for the first season. The casting directors are looking for new fresh faces for the starring female role of Starfleet officer Rainsford. Extras will be hired throughout production, and registration is now being accepted from all types (the registration link is below). Shooting will take place through June 19, 2017 and at the Pinewood Studios in Toronto, Ontario. The 1st season will consist of 13 episodes. To be considered for acting roles or extra work, all talent must have legal eligibility to work on television productions in Toronto, Ontario. You can find the information for Toronto, Ontario work work permits, etc., in the 2017 Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook.
“Star Trek: Discovery” was previously scheduled to begin shooting in September of 2016, however the showrunner (Bryan Fuller) stepped down in October, 2016 and was replaced by co-showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. The production start date was then pushed back to January 5, 2017. Fuller remains as executive producer. Also executive producing is Berg and Harberts, along with Rod Roddenberry, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, and Trevor Roth.
The first season of “Star Trek: Discovery” will be set ten years before the start of the original Star Trek television series, and will unfold within the “Prime” universe. The show follows the young and daring Starfleet officer Rainsford as she explores new frontiers. Old wars and new conflicts will wage and challenger her highly capable team of peers and superiors as she finds her place in the Federation.
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