Star Trek TV series to begin filming in Toronto this fall, CBS confirms

Heads up, Trekkies — filming for the new Star Trek television series is slated for Toronto, where local fans hope it will live long and prosper.

New show to make its debut in January 2017

From left, actors Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan from the original Star Trek series that debuted in 1966. The latest TV iteration will be filmed in Toronto for release in January 2017. (Paramount Television/Associated Press)

Heads up, Trekkies — filming for the new Star Trek television series is slated for Toronto, where local fans hope it will live long and prosper. 

The news about the new television series was confirmed by CBS Television Studios on Twitter. The show will begin filming in the city sometime this fall.

"We don't have [any] other details to share at this point," Kristen Hall, CBS Television Studios' vice-president of communications, told CBC News via email. 

Last November, CBS said the series would make its debut in January 2017.

"The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966," CBS said last fall in a release

"The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman's Secret Hideout."

The original Star Trek television series debuted on Sept. 8, 1966, and led to the creation of 12 feature films and five successful series on television, CBS Television Studios said last November. 

With files from Lorenda Reddekopp