CBS waited until the day after season three premiered to officially announce what was already clear, Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for another season.
Discovery stars and producers announce the return to production
The fourth season of Discovery production begins in Ontario, Canada on November 2nd. The announcement came today via a video featuring executive producers and co-showrunners Alex Kutzman and Michell Paradise alongside Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham) and Doug Jones (Saru). In the video, Kurtzman proudly proclaims, “We’re back!” Martin-Green says she is “excited to be back on set … It’s going to be great to see everyone and I think we̵
Jones referred to the new world of production during a pandemic and said:
“I’m looking forward to the one thing I’m most looking forward to when we get back to another season of Star Trek: Discovery and it needs to be reunited with my family again Discovery family … To be in the same room again, even if we can not hug each other right away. I do not know how it all works, but I can not wait. ”
[International fans can watch video at official site]
Produces Star Trek in a time with COVID
Prepare for work Discovery has in fact already started under new strict COVID protocols, including requirements for casting and quarantined crew before admission. Picard and Strange new worlds is expected to go into production in 2021. In the latest issue of SFX Magazine, Kurtzman talked about how the pandemic has shaken the plan for three live-action Star Trek series:
“Things have just started to shoot up again. We would have already been in production Picard, but we could not be because of COVID. It pushed ours Discovery and Strange new worlds dates just a little bit, but I actually think we plan to stay on track for them. ”
And last week, Kurtzman spoke with THR about how to work Clarice (a CBS series tied to The silence of the Lamb his Secret Hideout production company shoots in Ontario) informs the upcoming production on Star Trek shows:
“We have just started shooting a new show and it has been a real learning curve just in the three days we have been doing it. The big news is that it is very feasible, but it is a very militarized operation, everything is slower. Between test and your set it does not work as it used to work, there are groups that are examined by the unions, pods in the groups themselves that are turned in and out by people, so if someone gets sick in your belt, the pod is just removed and another pod is pushed in, but it does not infect the whole group. It’s a massive massive operation. And we have not even started that yet on Star Trek shows. ”
New episodes of Star Trek: Discovery premieres on Thursdays on CBS All Access in the US and on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada, where it is also available for streaming on Crave. Episodes will be available on Fridays internationally on Netflix.
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