Star Trek: Spock Actor Arrives in Toronto for Strange New Worlds Filming

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is close to beginning production as series star Ethan Peck arrives in Toronto to reprise his role as Lieutenant Spock. Strange New Worlds is a spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery. Set about a decade before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, Strange New Worlds chronicles the adventures of the USS Enterprise when it was commanded by Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), alongside his trusted first officer Number One (Rebecca Romijn).

A few different actors have played Spock over the years, most famously, Zachary Quinto Leonard Nimoy. Mount’s portrayal of Pike and Peck’s reimagining of a younger more emotional Spock were both big hits with fans, and a huge social media campaign was launched demanding a series for the Discovery stars. Fans got their wish, and it seems production is about to get off the ground.

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Per Ethan Peck’s Instagram account, the Los Angeles native is in Toronto, and shared a winking emoji when asked if he’s in town to shoot more Star Trek.

There are currently five Star Trek series in production, four for Paramount+ (the animated Star Trek: Prodigy will debut on Nickelodeon). Production on Star Trek: Discovery’s fourth season is already underway, as is production on the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks. Things have been a little more complicated for Star Trek: Picard, which is shot in Los Angeles, a city currently being ravaged by the pandemic, but series star Jeri Ryan confirms production will begin on that show’s second season very soon.

Paramount+ is betting big on Star Trek. The streamer, formerly known as CBS All Access, boasts a robust catalog of content, including classic series like I Love Lucy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, alongside live sports and prestige projects like The Good Fight and the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. But Star Trek keeps the lights on at the streamer, a fact that’s easily seen by how many Trek projects they currently have in the hopper.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has a lot to live up to. It was essentially willed into existence by fans who not only wanted more of Pike and Spock, but who wanted a more episodic, exploration-heavy version of Star Trek like the classic series. Both Discovery and Picard use more modern storytelling tools than some of the classic Trek shows, for better or worse. Strange New Worlds is an opportunity to give a fresh spin to a classic formula, and it’s exciting to know it’s finally getting off the ground.

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