COVID-19 was apparently a close call on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as a guest star who traveled to Toronto to film tested positive for the virus. The news was first mentioned by Deadline.com yesterday, who explained that the guest star was not on set, had only interacted with a few crew members, and that “according to sources,” the new series’ development was unaffected.
The unidentified guest star is thought to be from Vancouver, and she was screened as part of regular COVID-19 infection prevention protocols in film and television productions. People who had been in direct touch with the actor were quarantined, according to the Deadline piece, and no one else has tested positive.
The three Star Trek shows currently being produced during the pandemic inevitably encountered some problems, even with strict agreements. There was news on Wednesday afternoon that the film crew of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” tested positive for the Covid-19 test.
According to an exclusive report by “Deadline”, an actor will appear as a guest in “Strange New World”, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, and is believed to have flown from Vancouver, Canada to Toronto, the movie series.
The evidence was captured by CBS a few minutes before the actors arrived. Contact tracking has started, and people in contact with the actor have been quarantined. According to Deadline’s report, at this point, no other actors or staff have achieved positive results, and in the process of continuing to produce the series, the production of the show was “not shocked”.
Fortunately, these logs identified relevant personnel and isolated contacts who had spread. Due to positive coronavirus testing, several movies and TV shows have had to be temporarily closed in recent months, including CW’s The Flash, Netflix’s The Witcher, and NBC’s Chicago Fire.
Shows had to find ways to work, like strange New Worlds, on these problems. In his recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Akiva Goldsman, managing director, and co-showrunner said that when the show was started in February, tighter quarantine protocols were in effect at the time. He was not able to complete his directional work in the Pilot because of restrictions on the number of extras. He said “pretty soon” he hoped to come back to Toronto to complete.
According to the series writers, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds would be more like the original series. Strange New Worlds is a spin-off series from Star Trek: Discovery that follows Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck), Number One (Rebecca Romijn), and the crew of the USS Enterprise a decade before the events of the original series. Alex Kurtzman, a veteran Star Trek blogger, Jenny Lumet, a scribe for Rachel Getting Married, and Akiva Goldsman, the creator of Titans, are among the show’s creators.
Akiva Goldsman addressed how Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will have something in common with the original series since it will be episodic in an interview with THR. Unlike recent Star Trek series such as Discovery and Picard, which are serialized with an overarching plot that spans several seasons. Despite the fact that Strange New Worlds will be a weekly adventure, the characters will still have serialized arcs.