Announced on Twitter last night by executive producer Aaron Harberts, Star Trek: Discovery has officially wrapped primary production on its first season.
— Aaron Harberts (@AaronHarberts) October 12, 2017
The series has been filming for more than ten months up in Toronto, and at New York Comic Con last weekend director Akiva Goldsman noted at the Saturday panel that the final episode of the season was still being filmed to conclude the year’s shooting schedule.
While there is still weeks of post-production work left to conclude to get the year’s final episodes completed for the back half of the broadcast schedule — to solidify the needed VFX elements and so forth — Discovery has left five more hours this fall, and then the show returns in January for its final six episodes.
As for a potential second season of Discovery, producer Alex Kurtzman made comments over the weekend that negotiations for a second year are “going very well,” and CBS president Les Moonves made it clear in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek that Star Trek: Discovery is a big asset for the company’s CBS All Access streaming platform, and that “future seasons” are likely:
Looking at the future of CBS, streaming and OTT is a very important part of it. There’s real upside for our company to have All Access be successful.
There’s a lot riding on Star Trek.
Star Trek: Discovery returns this Sunday with episode 105: “Choose Your Pain.”