Brampton-filmed Star Trek series premieres next week


Published April 27, 2022 at 3:17 pm

Brampton is boldly going to the stars with more small screen and Hollywood productions shooting in the Flower City.

The new Star Trek series Strange New Worlds premieres next week, and the latest instalment of the sci-fi franchise was filmed here in Brampton.

More than 100 production days for Strange New Worlds were shot in Brampton on a virtual production studio in an industrial wearhouse.

Virtual studios use gaming engine software to blend physical and digital assets into a seamless production. 

The series is a prequel to the original Star Trek which ran from 1966 to 1969.

The new show will follow the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain James T. Kirk, played by Canadian icon William Shatner, took command of the iconic vessel.

Leading the cast is Anson Mount of Hell on Wheels fame, who is reprising his role as Captain Christopher Pike from Star Trek: Discovery. 

The character of Pike was also played by Canadian Bruce Greenwood in the 2009 Star Trek movie reboot.

And the Canadian connections keep on coming as Mount met his wife in Calgary while filming Hell on Wheels.

Rounding out the cast are Ethan Peck who is reprising his role from Discovery playing Spock, a character made famous by Leonard Nimoy, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One.

The city says film and TV productions filmed in Brampton helped boost the city’s revenue last year.

The Amazon production Reacher filmed on location and in studio in Brampton last year, as did the Netflix film 13: The Musical.

Other recent Brampton productions include the Hulu/CTV series The Handmaid’s Tale and the Kevin Hart comedy The Man from Toronto.

The province said 394 productions made in Ontario last year and brought in $2.88 billion in spending for the economy.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres Thursday, May 5 on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and Crave.

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