According to Pop Goes The News, he new Star Trek television series will shoot in Toronto, Canada instead of Star Trek‘s traditional home on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California.
The site reports “studio space has been booked beginning in September” for the series, which will debut in January 2017 on CBS and move to the network’s CBS All Access streaming service after the broadcast of the pilot episode.
The series will reportedly be set in the 23rd Century, following the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and may focus on the Federation’s uneasy peace with the Klingon Empire in the years after the apparent space-glasnost featured in that film. It is also said the series will stay in the original Star Trek continuity while the newer feature films remain in the rebooted universe from 2009’s Star Trek.
Though the original series was produced by Desilu Production at its studio space in Hollywood, both the company and land would be purchased by next-door neighbor Paramount Pictures‘ parent company Gulf + Western (which eventually took the Paramount name for itself in 1989 before becoming part of Viacom in the 1990s). The Paramount and Desilu lots are now one continuous production facility.
In the mid-1970s standing sets for the proposed Star Trek sequel series, Phase II were built on the lot, but the series was cancelled in favor of a feature film. The sets were converted for that first feature, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and some — particularly main engineering — were redressed and remained in use through subsequent features and series until the conclusion of Star Trek: Voyager in 2001.